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Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Orca Reports

Wishing everyone a great New Year!

Locally it started with some strong winds and rain over the past few days. With all the white caps on the ocean, local sightings around the Sunshine Coast and Powell River areas have been non-existent. If any cetaceans have been out there, they've been able to stay relatively hidden. In other areas though, some Northern Resident Orca made an appearance in the Blackfish Sound area just above Johnstone Strait today, January 5, 2012. There were also Transient Orca rumoured in the upper Johnstone Strait area. Meanwhile, Southern Resident Orca were seen around the Whidbey Island area of Washington State as were a few Transient Orca. My apologies for not having more details at this time.

For those of you following my winter Hummingbird count: The winds were hard on these tiny birds, but they managed to sneak a bit from the swinging feeder a few times. Watching them time their access was interesting. Today, things settled down and lo and behold, I now have another male Anna's Hummingbird for a total of two males and two females.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC