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Victoria For Labour Day

Our kids stayed at Grandma's house for the week before Labour day, and then us working parents over to visit for the second weekend.  Marcus and James and their parents came as well so we had lots of kids and lots of parents which gave more time for activities.  I've wanted to go to Whitty's Lagoon for quite a while and so we packed a lunch and headed out!

Bridges At Start Of HikeClaira Running To Catch Up

Wading Out To Sandbars

Walking On SandbarsNara Doing HandstandStanding In Shallows
Claira Ready To GoClaira Picking Up CrabClaira Pretending To Eat Crab 

Half Of Metchosin Farmers Market
Claira With Knitted Gloves


Outerbridge Park

Claira Feeding Ducks

Barred Owl Looking DownLorquins Admiral On Leaf
 
  Two Frogs On LeafTree Frogs On Blackberry LeavesSkin Details


 Tie Dye Project

Adding Dye To ShirtShirt Dyed In Sectors
 
Claira With Still Bundled ShirtNara With Her ShirtKids With Their New Tie Dyed Shirts


Beach at Cordova Bay

Looking For Beach GlassGrandama With GrandkidsPlantago_maritimaOn RocksClaira In Sunlight


Happy Birthday Grandma
 
Four Kids On The RotatorStarting To SpinClaira And James Playing On Rotator
 
Nara Leaning OutNara Stretched Four RingsHair Catching Sunlight

Claira On SwingKids On Top Of Climbing WallNara And Marcus Running
 


Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Early in the Covid Outbreak, the Reifel Bird Sanctuary closed.  I didn't hear when it opened again, but the internet told me it was now.  The new format requires you to book ahead to get a time slot so the parking lot doesn't become crowded.  It was a little rainy so we got a "short notice" slot, but on a sunny day you might need to book in advance.


Two Yellowlegs With Dowitchers

At this point, my kids are pretty good at feeding birds out of their hands.  This behaviour is widely seen - kids everywhere are sticking out their hands trying to attract chickadee's and Red Wing Blackbirds.  On our recent trip to Manning Park, we found birds there were looking for hand outs, as are birds at Stanley Park, but it's not universal.  A walk around QE Park found that the Chickadee's completely ignored seeds in our hands.

Claira With Redwing Blackbird In HandBlackbird In Hand


There are bird feeders around the sanctuary at various places so it's pretty easy to spot small birds near the paths waiting for a turn. 

Female House Sparrow
My bird portraiture still needs work, but I'm trying.

House SparrowGolden Crown Sparrow




Blackbird In Hand
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: hand feeding, Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Wading Out To Sandbars
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tree Frogs On Blackberry Leaves
Species: Pseudacris regilla (Pacific Treefrog)
Altitude: 32m (104 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: amphibian, BC fauna, Outerbridge Park
Kids On Top Of Climbing Wall
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: climbing, playground
Skin Details
Altitude: 32m (104 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: amphibian, BC fauna, Outerbridge Park
Nara Doing Handstand
Location: Go To...
Grandama With Grandkids
Half Of Metchosin Farmers Market
Altitude: 44m (144 feet)
Location: Go To...
Hair Catching Sunlight
Person: Claira
Altitude: 36m (118 feet)
Location: Go To...
Looking For Beach Glass
Four Kids On The Rotator
Person: Claira, Nara, James, Marcus
Tags: playground
Claira On Swing
Person: Claira
Altitude: 39m (127 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: playground, swing
Claira Pretending To Eat Crab
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: crab
Claira Ready To Go
Claira With Redwing Blackbird In Hand
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: hand feeding, Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Nara With Her Shirt
Claira With Still Bundled Shirt
Lorquins Admiral On Leaf
Species: Limenitis lorquini (Lorquin's Admiral)
Tags: insect, Outerbridge Park
Two Frogs On Leaf
Species: Pseudacris regilla (Pacific Treefrog)
Altitude: 32m (104 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: amphibian, BC fauna, Outerbridge Park
Two Yellowlegs With Dowitchers
House Sparrow
Species: Passer domesticus (House Sparrow)
Tags: bird, Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Nara And Marcus Running
Person: Marcus, Nara
Tags: playground, running
Plantago_maritimaOn Rocks
Adding Dye To Shirt
Starting To Spin
Person: Claira, Nara, James, Marcus
Golden Crown Sparrow
Species: Zonotrichia atricapilla (Golden-crowned Sparrow)
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: bird, Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Nara Stretched Four Rings
Person: Nara
Altitude: 36m (118 feet)
Location: Go To...
Barred Owl Looking Down
Species: Strix varia (Barred Owl)
Altitude: 25m (82 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Outerbridge Park
Bridges At Start Of Hike
Claira Feeding Ducks
Person: Claira
Altitude: 54m (177 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Outerbridge Park
Shirt Dyed In Sectors
Claira With Knitted Gloves
Altitude: 39m (127 feet)
Location: Go To...
Female House Sparrow
Species: Passer domesticus (House Sparrow)
Tags: bird, Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Walking On Sandbars
Location: Go To...
Claira In Sunlight
Nara Leaning Out
Person: Nara
Tags: monkey bars, playground
Kids With Their New Tie Dyed Shirts
Claira And James Playing On Rotator
Person: Claira, James
Claira Picking Up Crab
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Standing In Shallows
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira Running To Catch Up
Person: Claira
Tags: running
Happy Birthday Grandma
Person: Claira, James, Janet, Marcus, Nara
Tags: birthday cake, candlelight
Tags: Outerbridge Park(6), Reifel Bird Sanctuary(5), playground(5), BC fauna(3), amphibian(3), bird(3)
People: Claira(9), Nara(7), James(4), Marcus(4), Janet(1)
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