A sunny February day at Moorecroft Park

Yesterday was a beautifully sunny day, and I made the most of it by exploring Moorecroft Regional Park in nearby Nanoose.

It was my first time there, and I was delighted to find only a dozen other people there. When I visit similar parks in Nanaimo the visitor count usually runs well over a hundred, so this was a marked improvement.

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The wildlife sightings were pretty standard, which isn’t a bad thing at all, as many of the usual suspects made an appearance: herring gulls, bald eagles, harbour seals, sea lions, and of course it wouldn’t be ‘winter’ without a colourful assortment of diving ducks.

Here are some pictures:

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sea lions
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harbour seals
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curious seal
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harlequin ducks
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oystercatcher
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gull, harbour seal, sea lion

After spending a few hours near the sea I got up and went into the forest part of the park, which was nice too:

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lots of ferns
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signs of beaver activity
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