Yumi spotted what she thought were coho fry in Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby last Saturday, and today I got a few semi-decent shots confirming that yes, we have coho babies! Yay!
This is so uplifting to know that coho spawned successfully in the creek last autumn, and now fry are hatching out.
Pics aren’t that great, but you can see the distinct black and white edges on the anal fin.
Lots of bird action at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake today.
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?
A couple of male Wood Ducks wraslin’ as a female looks on
I win, I win!
Northern Pintails were feeling their oats, too
Lots of Red-Winged Blackbirds making a ruckus
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.
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
Here’s a wide shot of Southridge Dr. The moon is that little dot above the road near the treeline.
Hard to keep the little camera steady at 40X when your pulse is trotting nicely along on your power walk. . .
First time to attend Nature Day at the Amsterdam Garden Centre in Pitt Meadows, BC. Great to see lots of conservation and stewardship groups there!
We enjoyed the Birds of Prey raptor talk, and sessions on how to help our struggling pollinators — bees, butterflies, etc.
Spotted this wee Brown Creeper on Brown Creek in Port Coquitlam while doing a planting/restoration project with the Stream of Dreams Murals Society and Echo Ecological.
Lovely day for a ramble at Minnekhada Regional Park, one of the many beautiful parks we have in the Metro Vancouver system!
A detail on the lodge
Mommy, what’s that? : – )
We spotted a couple of Sandhill Cranes at Minnekhada Regional Park today, and it appeared that spring was in the air : – ).
The Fraser was really low today, and we enjoyed a walk along the New Westminster waterfront.
Cool patterns in the mud
Yes, that is a bald eagle way up in the sky, but I don’t think it’s going to bother you, wee one. . .
Low tide reveals interesting debris
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.
You can see the wind ruffling the feathers on this majestic eagle
They don’t call it Mud Bay for nuthin’ : – ). This is part of one the most important migratory bird areas in the world.
A rare sighting of the Red-Legged Yumi : – )
Moi embracing the cold. . .
Actually it was plus 5 C or so, but there was a cutting wind
A walk long Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby revealed a few birds and a derelict sailboat.