I enjoyed a birding tour in Fraser Foreshore Park in SE Burnaby, BC, this morning, led by George Clulow. I’ve taken a number of tours with George, who has a wealth of knowledge. The tour was part of a series organized by Burnaby Parks.
The mighty Fraser’s north arm as viewed from Fraser Foreshore Park
Selfie at the start of the tour
One of the highlights was hearing and spotting several sandhill cranes in flight
George answers lots of questions!
Checking out the viewpoint east of Byrne Rd.
It was fun to see a beaver!
It was a good morning, and George always emails a list of all the birds seen or heard.
Day two in Osoyoos was windy, sunny, and with spectacular clouds over the lake and mountains. We took a walk in between lots of chowing down : -).
The “boys” propping up a fence
We didn’t sit long — it was chilly. Just for this shot taken by Yumi
We took a three-day weekend for a trip to Kamloops and then down the Okanagan valley to Osoyoos, where we met some relatives.
View from the Merritt, BC, tourist information centre
Peterson Creek Park in Kamloops
A brooding, choppy Okanagan Lake
Several large trees came down in Byrne Creek Ravine Park in southeast Burnaby in the windstorm today.
These toppled just a few meters from our townhouse complex. Sure glad the wind wasn’t blowing the other way!
Just by chance I saw the one that landed on the trail come down (the one with my foot for size reference). I’d just peeked out the front door this morning, and saw it come crashing down.
City crews cleaned up fast!
A two-hour ramble ’round Deer Lake in Burnaby, BC, today produced some nice shots.
Cormorant drying its wings
I was disappointed that my new LL Bean cargo pants have developed a tear on a seam after just four or five wears.
But I am impressed with LL Bean customer service: a new pair will arrive in three to four days, along with a prepaid label to send the faulty pair back.
Oh, yeah, and it took less than two minutes to get through to a customer service representative on the phone. Impressive.
I like the Bean because they have a wide variety of men’s clothing with long inseams and arm lengths.