Today’s chart reveals the second wave of Buffleheads returning from the interior of BC in the wake of a trough, as an Aleutian Eye takes shape, right at the very tip of the chain.
This influx almost coincides with the Great Bufflehead Crash but in fact that remarkable event took place in a Leap Year AND that event took place on the evening of November 4th. In real (sidereal) time, the present influx precedes the chain of weather calamities that unfolded beginning with the Great Bufflehead Crash along the Yellowhead corridor in eastern Saskatchewan.
This influx is also at the forefront of the second wave in general, and so far, its amplitude is considerable.
Unlike the situation in 1940, when the weather office in Chicago was closed for the “holiday” weekend, the world is closely observing itself with a multitude of remarkable weather sites and satellite imagery, unimagined not long ago.
It seems that the Buffleheads have responded to some strong external signal associated with the passage of the Rossby waves.
And once again, its flooding time in Texas, in an El Nino season.
By Kerry Finley
The very first glimpse and the very last impression of Vancouver Island for millions of residents and tourists is a beautiful little lagoon, as they hurry to and from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal in North Saanich. The lagoon is obscured by an unsightly thicket of Scotch broom which – for once – has a useful purpose of maintaining the tranquility, protecting a rare intertidal plant community, and limiting disturbance of the winter resident Green-winged Teal. There is no indication that we are looking at the historical area of Wsi-ikem (or Tsehum), the original home of the Coast Salish people, and that we are also looking at one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries on the Pacific Coast – the final stomping grounds of one of Canada’s most notorious naturalists, John Macoun.
Read more about the Saanich Peninsula’s Naturehood in the Seaside Times: