Bounty of Birds at Reifel Sanctuary in Delta, BC

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”.

red-winged blackbird

red-winged blackbird
Male red-winged blackbirds were putting on a show

american coot
American Coot

bald eagle
Juvenile baldy?

Why not take the biggest one?

great blue heron
Great Blue Heron in flight

great blue heron
Gone fishin’

great gblue heron
Standing pretty

lesser scaup
Lesser Scaup

northern pintail
Northern Pintail

northern harrier
Northern Harrier

northern shoveler
Northern Shoveler

ring-necked duck
Ring-Necked Duck

sandhill crane
Sandhill Crane

sandhill crane

sandhill crane

sandhill crane
Taking cough syrup?

sandhill crane
Having a scratch

saw-whet owl
Saw-Whet Owl

American Wigeon

wood duck
Wood Duck

spotted towhee
Spotted Towhee

spotted towhee
Tom Cruise ain’t got nothin’ on me!

Full Moon Over Burnaby, BC

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.

full moon over Burnaby BC

Full moon over Burnaby, BC

Burnaby Lake Birding with George Clulow

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.

burnaby lake birders
The crew

Clulow spotting scope
George brings along his spotting scope and encourages folks to share it

Piper Spit
Heading out on Piper Spit

Redwinged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird

Burnaby lake
Long-billed Dowitcher

Spotted Towhee
Spotted Towhee

Fox sparrow
Fox Sparrow