Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Humpbacks, Elephant Seal and Hummingbirds
Sounds like the Humpbacks are still around the Sunshine Coast, Saltery Bay to Black Point area. There were reports of an Elephant Seal, see photo below, in the Powell River area. Lack of whale, dolphin or porpoise sightings has otherwise limited this winter's postings, but for those interested in my “Winter Hummingbirds”, there are three that have claimed the feeder. One male and two female Anna's. With Christmas just around the corner, here's wishing you and yours the best for the Holidays and coming 2012 year.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC
I have continued to receive second and third hand reports of up to 4 Humpback Whales anywhere from Myrtle Rocks, just South of Powell River to the Saltery Bay / Earl's Cove Ferry runs. Dates have been unclear, but they seem to estimate between December 2 to December 8th.
A rare treat this morning at 8:10am ! A humpback whale was spotted heading south down the Malaspina Strait past Myrtle Rocks. It was lazily taking long dives and frustratingly out of range of our camera. But what a great sight to wake up to.
This is an unusual sight around Powell River, so keep your eyes open.
I think it the seal my friend saw yesterday is an elephant seal????
December 9, 2011