Category Archives: Nature

Plentiful Plumage at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake

Lots of bird action at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake today.

great blue heron burnaby lake

For some reason a Canada Goose got angry at the heron and chased it over a hundred meters. Lots of male birds of various species were getting into spats with spring in the air, so perhaps the goose saw a misplaced rival?

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A couple of male Wood Ducks wraslin’ as a female looks on

I win, I win!

Northern Pintails were feeling their oats, too

northern pintail burnaby lake

Lots of Red-Winged Blackbirds making a ruckus

red-winged blackbirds burnaby lake

scaup burnaby lake

teal burnaby lake

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Canada Geese

beaver burnaby lake
Looks like a beaver, but this is the best shot I got from far, far, away. I got the sense that it had a broad tail. OTOH is does look muskratish, too. . . Looked through my photos again, and none really displayed the tail clearly.

Evening Moon, Hummers in SE Burnaby, BC

Lovely moon on our evening Byrne Creek walk in SE Burnaby, BC. Also saw several hummers.

Max 40X zoom on my little Canon SX730HS pocket camera

evening moon
Here’s a wide shot of Southridge Dr. The moon is that little dot above the road near the treeline.

hummingbirds burnaby bc

hummingbird burnaby bc
Hard to keep the little camera steady at 40X when your pulse is trotting nicely along on your power walk. . .

Cold, Windy Day at Mud Bay Park in Surrey, BC

We’d never been to Mud Bay Park in south Surrey, BC, so decided to check it out today.  It was windy and cold, so we didn’t tarry, but we did see dunlins and eagles.

bald eagles mud bay park surrey
You can see the wind ruffling the feathers on this majestic eagle

feathers mud bay

dunlins mud bay park surrey
They don’t call it Mud Bay for nuthin’ : – ). This is part of one the most important migratory bird areas in the world.

red legged Yumi
A rare sighting of the Red-Legged Yumi : – )

paul cold windy day
Moi embracing the cold. . .

Actually it was plus 5 C or so, but there was a cutting wind