For a cold, gray day, there were a lot of birds out and about along the river in south Burnaby between the east lookout, and west to Byrne Creek and Sussex Creek.
There were several Great Blue Herons
Hooded Mergansers in one of the ponds just west of Byrne Creek
Canada Goose double trouble
Tugs booming logs on the working river
You want to race?
I took advantage of a day off to head up the Sea to Sky highway to the Squamish, BC, area to shoot some photos despite the overcast, rainy weather.
Juggling umbrella and camera before leaving the car
Cheakaumus River high and dirty
Lush rain forest flanking the Paradise Valley Road
A stop at Porteau Cove on the way home
Harlequin ducks at Porteau Cove
I took advantage of a day off and sunny skies to head up the Sea to Sky a ways north of Vancouver today. One of my favourite places to stop is Porteau Cove Provincial Park.
After we got back from birding on Boundary Bay today, we decided we still needed a bit more exercise, so we did a Byrne Creek Ravine loop in the fog.
There were great gaggles of homo sapiens sapiens photographerensis on the Boundary Bay dyke near 72nd today.
This is fast becoming an international destination for nature photogearheads. There must have been nearly half a million dollars of photo gear on the dyke today.
And this is what had all the photogs salivating today — likely the same short-eared owl that I shot there a week or two ago. This owl ought to get an agent and start cashing in .
George Clulow led another of his informative birding walks for Burnaby Parks this morning at Barnet Marine Park.
My near-daily ravine and south slope walk in SE Burnaby was shrouded in a lovely fog today that made everything look mysterious and beautiful.
Converted this last shot to B & W
Lots of birds, lots of people feeding birds, and lots of photographers shooting birds at Burnaby Lake’s Piper Spit today.
Mallard mosh pit action, with a few other species thrown in
Shake your booty!
Another photographer said this Snow Goose had been hanging around on its own near Piper Spit for several days
Love the lines on this Northern Pintail
We spent several hours around Boundary Bay in Delta, BC, today. Lots of eagles, several harriers, and what I think was a Short-Eared Owl.
This Northern Harrier had a large tag. Update: Been informed it’s actually a Rough-Legged Hawk, and that the tag may be part of the YVR relocation program.
I think this is a Short-Eared Owl
The owl chased the harrier, er hawk?!
Great Blue Heron in flight
Saw three pheasants in a field
Frost added lovely touches to our spawner patrol on Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby today.