All Bufflehead Day 2014

Members of the Friends of Shoal Harbour Society (FOSH) and supporters met at 11:00 am on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at the beach access at the eastern end of Ardwell Avenue to celebrate All Buffleheads Day and hopefully to welcome the first arrivals of Bufflehead ducks from their nesting areas in inland central British Columbia. The beach access gives on to Roberts Bay a tidal sand flat area forming an essential part of the 1931 Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary. There were no Buffleheads to be seen that day but the first arrival showed up the next day, October 16.

All Buffleheads Day attendees shelter from the rain

All Buffleheads Day attendees shelter from the rain

Friends of Shoal Harbour President Hugh Richards welcomes attendees

Friends of Shoal Harbour President Hugh Richards welcomes attendees

Left to right: Ryan Painter representing MLA Gary Homan,  blond Lady representing MP Elizabeth May, and FOSH  member Kerry Finley wearing his Bufflehead coat

Left to right: Ryan Painter representing MLA Gary Homan, Linda Totino representing MP Elizabeth May, and naturalist Kerry Finley wearing his Bufflehead Coat

North Saanich Mayor, Alice Finall is glad to be there despite the rain.

North Saanich Mayor, Alice Finall is glad to be there despite the rain.

Penny Boyce, David Bird and Rick Bailey think they see a Bufflehead. It was a Hooded Merganser

Penny Boyce, David Bird and Rick Bailey think they see a Bufflehead. It was a Hooded Merganser

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