The Harbour Seals catch some salmon,chow down and then lay in the sun! What a life!
The Harbour Seals all hang out together on Rankin rocks. No ground predators! They love laying in the sun! They have all come for the salmon festival!
Whenever I see eagles paired up this time of year I know whats going on. Its mating season. They begin to pair up around Valentines day which I find cosmically ironic.
I found this pair on Rankin rocks. Its part of their territory. The female is on the right. Notice how much larger she is to the male. (about 1/3 )
Rankin rocks is far from Tofino so I do not come down here normally.
Tranquil One was perched on Rankin rocks. You can see Tranquil valley in behind.
These are Surfbirds resting.They are migrating right now southward.Rankin rocks provides them with a safe place to rest.No ground predators about. Migratory birds use these places in the same way you would use a hotel on your vacation.
Many birds tuck their beaks into their feathers while they are sleeping.
I’ve noticed many of these Harbour Seals show signs recent wounds.I now believe its not from predators but from infighting amongst themselves.Strange thing is I’ve never seen them fighting while up on the rocks.So my only conclusion is that they must fight while in the water where they are far more maneuverable?
Tranquil One killed a duck.He likes this spot to rest & eat but he doesn’t like me very much so he took off with his prize.
Tranquil One killed a duck & flew to Rankin Rocks to chow down.He upset a flock of Surfbirds who were already resting there.
You can see the sky in this Harbour Seals eye! The sun was being blocked by some clouds at the time.