More drama at Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby, BC, today.
There were several crows harrassing this Red-tailed Hawk on the top of the Ballard building.
A few photos in, you can see the edge of what may be a crow’s wing beneath the hawk. If that’s the case, no wonder the crows were pissed. . .
Eventually they drove the hawk off and it retreated to the top of a tree across the road.
As I headed down the urban trail through Byrne Creek Ravine Park in SE Burnaby, BC, today, I heard a Steller’s Jay chattering away.
I didn’t see the Jay, but its “raptor in the ‘hood” warning helped me spot this Barred Owl.
I spotted this Great Blue Heron in the pond near the mouth of Byrne Creek in Burnaby, BC, today. Seeing that it was stalking something, I took shot after shot as it eventually caught a frog.
Today’s Fraser Foreshore Park walk in SE Burnaby, BC, yielded a Red-tailed Hawk and a Steller’s Jay.
It was nearly dark by 4:30 today on my Byrne Creek ravine ramble in SE Burnaby, BC.
In my experience, most Great Blue Herons seem oblivious to humans, unless approached very closely, but this heron that regularly hangs out at the sediment pond in the Byrne Creek spawning habitat in Burnaby, BC, always flushes and squawks indignantly even when you’re dozens of meters away.
Though I know to expect it, it’s difficult to get a good shot because of the narrow approach and treeline, but today I finally got a good one.
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