June 06, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Sechelt, Wildlife Tours
We've seen lots of wildlife around Sechelt in the last little while.
A herd of 8-10 harbour seals travelling together will often appear for a few moments just off our dock - first one head will pop up, then another, and finally the whole herd, only to gracefully slide back under the water.
The last few days, just before sunset, we've seen a Hooded Merganzer with a flock of six chicks riding atop her back - it's really quite entertaining as it appears there's only space on her back for five of the chicks. So, as the one trailing chick attempts to climb on, one or two others fall off, with this scene repeating itself several times. Undaunted, the mother steadfastly paddles to her evening resting site.
Naturally, our resident family of eagles is very interested in all of this action. This year there are four who have returned to our cove - two juveniles and two adults. The juveniles are quite active early in the morning, whirling and chasing each other through the sky.
It's a great time of the year, watching this timeless saga of wildlife passing through the various phases of their annual reproductive cycles.