All posts by Paul Cipywnyk

Deer Lake Beasties

I took advantage of the sunny, albeit breezy day to do a loop of Deer Lake in Burnaby. Here are some scenic views and some beasts encountered along the way.


Cedar Waxwing

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American Goldfinch

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Red-tailed Hawk

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Damselfly

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Black-tailed Bumblebee?

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Strider

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Dragonfly, Wasps, Bugs at Iona Beach

I spent a few hours ramlbing Iona Beach Regional Park today, and while I’m usually looking for birds, I love photographing any other wildlife that catches my eye, including bees, wasps, and bugs.

I took over 300 shots of this Blue-eyed Darner in flight to get a dozen usable shots.

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iNaturalist is suggesting Bog Fly

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Western Tiger Beetle

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Sand Wasp

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Waiting for the iNaturalist hive mind to kick in, but it’s suggesting Genus Diplotaxis

Osprey at One Mile Lake, BC

Now that we’re allowed to travle within two regional health zones, I took an overnight camping trip to Nairn Falls. I walked around One Mile Lake yesterday evening and this morning, and was elated to photograph an Osprey both times.

Very diffent sky in the evening and morning shots. . .

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Taking a fish

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