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Monday, March 28, 2011

Dalls Porpoises and Orca Report to Mar 28

Mar 28 - This morning I received a report of a couple of Dalls Porpoises just above Desolation Sound around Raza Island. Sounds like they were just foraging for food.

The past two days, there are reports of two types of Orca / Killer Whales in the upper Johnstone Strait area. Transient (meat eating) Orca were seen around Lagoon Cove, close to Minstrel Island. There was a report of around 5 whales.

Offshore Orca, which are seldom seen in the inside waters below Cape Scott were confirmed to be in the Robson Bight Area on the 26th and 27th. These whales spend most of their time farther afield, and as their name implies, offshore and closer to open waters. Their vocalizations are haunting sounds that are very different to those of Resident and even Transient Orca.

Gray Whale sightings are becoming more frequent in the Victoria to Washington State areas, and the possible Humpback Whale sightings have stopped for now, but keep your eyes open for the big blows and tail flukes.

For those of you following my Hummingbird count, I'm seeing a few more Rufous Hummingbirds at the feeder, but mostly they are passing through. The Anna's count is down to three birds now with one male still around.