A blog about life in the Bella Coola Valley and the Central Coast area of British Columbia for anyone interested in an incredible and rich part of BC's coast. I hope to provide my thoughts about things as simple as weather observations and seasonal issues, to comments about life and the natural history in the Bella Coola Valley, the Central Coast and the west Chilcotin area.
Note: All photos on this blog were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. While the photos and written material are all the property of the author and protected by Copyright, I'm not a professional photographer and you can use the photos if a link or attribution is provided back to my blog. If you have a need to use a particular photo and you want the high resolution file, leave a comment with your email (I won't publish it) and we can discuss what use you intend the photo for. Grizzly
A resident of the Bella Coola Valley and observer of the natural history, geography, resources, regional climate and cultural history of the Bella Coola Valley, Central Coast and the West Chilcotin area of BC.
For a month or more in our neighbourhood we've listened to a noisy family of Kestrel hawks raising a family in some large trees on the neighbour's property. They're noisy but entertaining, in the various squawks and calls between the parents and the young. They are also very effective hunters and have put the 'fear of the hawk' into the dozens of robins which live on our lawn and eventually strip our cherry trees about now when the cherries ripen. I watched one pursue a robin one day until it became baby Kestrel food after a dramatic window collision of the robin and the final take down on the lawn. While our neighbor has had to put up with the noise of the busy family and we've enjoyed their antics, this week it was time for the fledglings to fly. One of them made an unsuccessful attempt at flying and had to be given a little bit of direction by the tree owner to a safe perch. I'll miss them when they grow up and the neighbourhood is quiet again. Thanks to DeeDee for the picture. Grizzly