Flicker Action on Burnaby Balcony Feeder

Tonk!

That’s the sound a larger bird makes when it lands on the feeder suction-cupped to a window on our balcony. So I knew there was something attracted to the food on this snowy south Burnaby day other than chickadees and LBBs (little brown birds : – ).

I grabbed a mediocre photo with my cell phone, then went downstairs to get the DSLR with Big Bertha mounted on it.

Of course the flicker was gone by the time I got back, but. . .

I snoozed by the fire with Big Bertha in my lap, er, I mean I watched vigilantly, and success!


This is about the comfiest wildlife photography I’ve done : – )

Productive SEHAB Meetings in Vancouver

Just got home from three days of SEHAB (Salmon Enhancement & Habitat Advisory Board) meetings.

We had several excellent presentations from both federal and provincial staff, and a renewed sense of optimism that DFO and the province are making progress toward working together to build momentum on some longstanding fish and habitat issues.

It was also great to hear from SEHAB members from across BC who represent their DFO Community Advisors’ geographical areas, and collate reports from stewardship groups to take to DFO Regional Headquarters in Vancouver.

SEHAB is an amazing crew with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and it’s been a privilege and a huge learning experience being on the board.

I’m exhausted, but it’s a satisfying exhaustion .

sehab meeting vancouver


Ya gotta eat, and a lot of discussion and knowledge sharing continues over meals

Goodbye Choco, We Love You

It’s so hard to say goodbye, but Choco is free now.
 
An adult rescue that we got from the Burnaby SPCA in 2005, she was about 17. Here she is in her prime in March 2013.
 
It was time. Her kidney function was near zero, and she was very weak and tired.
 
We had a wonderful vet come to our home, and he was gentle and kind.
 

She leaves huge holes in our hearts, and we will miss her terribly.

choco cat sakura