A visit to Nitobe Memorial Garden at UBC in Vancouver, BC, the other day. We try to get out there at least once a year.
We’ve been doing a bunch of staycationing.
Enjoyed a gorgeous sunny day that was not too hot to do a Vancouver Harbour cruise.
I took an overnight solo camping trip up the Sea to Sky highway the other day. Photographed a bunch of wildlife.
Sea Lions at Porteau Cove. They’ve hanging out there for weeks if not months. . .
Barn Swallow at Porteau Cove. There were several young looking ones appearing to test the breeze.
Brown-headed Cowbird at Porteau Cove.
Red-breasted Sapsucker at Alice Lake Provincial Park
Douglas Squirrel at Alice Lake
Raven at Alice Lake. It seemed to follow me about halfway around the lake before heading off. . .
I’m thinking Audubon’s Warbler. . . There was a bunch of them flitting about at Alice Lake Provincial Park near Squamish, BC. I took over a hundred shots over the course of an hour to get a few decent ones. . .
A stop at Shannon Falls on the Sea to Sky highway north of Vancouver, BC.
I walked Fraser Foreshore Park in SE Burnaby, BC, this morning for several hours, seeing Bald Eagles on nests, Anna’s and Rufous Hummingbirds, a Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Flickers making out, and more. . .
Female Red-winged Blackbird
Male Red-winged Blackbird
Northern Flickers in love. . . 🙂
Wasn’t broadcasting this year’s batch of Barred Owlets, but someone spilled the beans and the photographers are sprouting like mushrooms on a warm day after a gentle rain. . .
A gentle reminder: folks, we get excited, but please, take a few shots and move along, eh? Don’t camp out for hours. . .
Today I saw a photographer trip on another photographer’s tripod and nearly go sliding down a ravine.
Admire nature, but respect it, too.
BTW, these were shot handheld with a wee Canon SX730 pocket zoom.
I was in Comox on Vancouver Island for work, and I got up early for a walk. I’d been to the river and estuary before as part of my volunteer streamkeeper learning experiences many years ago, and it was great to see it again.
Nice to see the First Nations recognition, and panels on the ongoing habitat restoration efforts.
This Anna’s Hummingbird greeted me as I left the hotel property and stepped onto the river trail.
Lake LA-4 plane. The “pusher” configuration caught my eye. . . Online search shows it was manufactured in 1965.
I never tire of riding a ferry in BC. This gorgeous day we were off to Nanaimo then onward to Comox for work.