Have You Seen Any of These?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Rumours of Whales and Sightings of 'Winter' Hummingbirds

Rumours have it that there have been 2 more Humpback Whales other than 'Maude' around the Powell River area as well as some Pacific White Sided Dolphins between Savary Island and Lund last week. Orca reports are also sketchy and rumour has it that there were a couple, at least, of them headed down Johnstone Strait around Sunderland Channel.

I'm told that people made the assumption that these sightings had been reported by someone else. I heard about them third hand and a long time after the fact, so details are too sketchy to post as actual reports. I have included some links below to at least provide you with your whales and dolphins fix for the past few days.

A reminder to all; Please do not assume that sightings reports are passed on. Every sightings report IS important! Rather 10 reports of the same animal(s) than none at all. Also, frequently there are bits of detail that are noted by one reporter and not by the other, which can help in identification.

Work has been progressing on the various media outlets and new links on the main web site. Of major note, when it was brought to my attention, the Win a Cruise for Two Draw date had to be moved up to March 16, 2013 to allow enough time for people to make proper arrangements. I apologize for the confusion and thank the people who have both brought this to my attention and have contributed to Whales and Dolphins BC's Projects and Wish List. Good luck in the Draw! I am looking for volunteers to help out! If you are interested, please contact me.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

Whale Sightings Reports

No actual reports from November 2 to November 7, 2012

For those of you who enjoyed the 'Winter' Hummingbirds last year, I am so fortunate to have 4 Anna's Hummingbirds right now. There are three females and one male at the moment. I did have one other male, but he may have just been passing through. Will keep everyone posted. These birds, at least some, will stay all winter long.
See the Archived posts for more info and photos of them in the snow. Anyone wanting to put up a feeder for these birds are reminded that the colder it gets, the richer the food needs to be. My mixture is listed on the same post.

Since there are no actual Whales, Dolphins or Porpoise reports, here are a few links for you:

Humpback Whales off Hawaii interacting with Bottlenose Dolphins:

Orca taken from the Wild in Russia:

Transient Orca – T059's
Nick Templeman