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Birdy Walk at Centennial Beach in Tsawwassen, BC

The sun broke out today in the lower mainland of BC — a lovely sight after weeks of winter grey. We headed out for the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary but when we got near the entrance, staff were out directing overflow traffic to park back up the road.

While we were happy so many people were out enjoying the wonderful sanctuary, we were not in the mood for crowds, so we thought we’d try Centennial Beach in Tsawwassen, which is another great place to see all sorts of birds.

It was not very crowded at the beach, and once we were out on the raptor trail, there were only a few other walkers around.

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centennial beach tsawwassen
Yumi finds a quiet spot on the beach

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Yumi working out while I twiddle with cameras

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centennial beach tsawwassen
Mt. Baker with people walking on Delta dikes in the foreground

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Mt. Baker

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Gull carrying a crab for lunch

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Harrier eyeing lunch? : -) Just kidding!

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Great Blue Heron in flight

Remembering to Check Device Firmware

I have a DLINK DIR-880L 8-port wired/wireless LAN router. The only issue I’ve had with it is that some WiFi devices will not connect unless I reboot the router. I put up with this for some time before it occurred to me to check the firmware.

Well, sure ’nuff, when I logged in to the router today, there was an update available. In fact my router was running 1.01 and the latest version is 1.05.

I have upgraded to the latest firmware, and will see if it performs better.

I’ve posted before about upgrading firmware in cameras, and I need to remember that all sorts of other devices have firmware that can be upgraded, too.