Yumi and I wandered the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC, for hours today. Tired, but happy with the number of species spotted and successfully “shot”.
Male red-winged blackbirds were putting on a show
Why not take the biggest one?
Great Blue Heron in flight
Taking cough syrup?
Having a scratch
Tom Cruise ain’t got nothin’ on me!
My self-assignment today was to walk Byrne Creek Ravine Park in SE Burnaby and shoot photos using only my 35-year-old Micro-Nikkor 55mm/3.5 all-manual macro lens. I had a great time, and here are 32 shots on Flickr.
The experience was stimulating. Limiting the technology, and reverting to all-manual focus and exposure really made me concentrate, and look, and think.
It’s good to slow down…
Had a lovely walk on Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby today. I was looking for salmon fry hatching out of the gravel and spotted several.
I’ve been looking for salmon fry in Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, BC, the last several times I’ve gone on ravine walks. Today I spotted what was likely a coho fry, judging by its orange tail. Chum would likely have a clear tail, and I think it’s too early for cutthroat fry.
Not the greatest photo, but I’ll be shooting more whenever there’s a sunny day…
I’ve been hearing, and seeing, lots of flickers around Burnaby, BC, these days. Saw at least three in Ron McLean Park on my daily walk today.
Not the best of shots, but had only my teeny pocket cam along, and the birds were being coy, playing hide and seek among the branches.
It was great to squeeze in a one-hour ravine and Burnaby south slope ramble tonight after a solid 1-1/2 days of meetings this weekend.
I felt like this gorgeous full moon was rewarding me and my fellow volunteer Salmon Enhancement and Habitat Advisory Board members for our efforts over the weekend.
We’re off to Department of Fisheries and Oceans Pacific Regional HQ tomorrow to share highs, lows, and advice from the BC stewardship community.
I took a few shots from near the Lonsdale Quay Seabus terminal this morning on my way to a SEHAB (Salmon Enhancement and Habitat Advisory Board) meeting.
Had a great morning on a Burnaby Parks birding tour of Burnaby Lake led by George Clulow. I believe the outing’s tally was over 35 species of birds. And while it was spitting when we started, the rain stopped for most of the walk. I didn’t want to carry my DSLR gear on this walk, and my teeny shirt-pocket Canon Elph 520HS did an admirable job of pinch hitting.
George brings along his spotting scope and encourages folks to share it
Heading out on Piper Spit
Spotted on my pre-lunch south slope walk today.