Moon over Rumble St. in SE Burnaby, BC, early this morning as I waited for a ride to a Stream of Dreams Murals Society project.
And here’s a tight crop. I’m impressed with my wee Canon SX730HS. Not bad for handheld shots before sunrise. . . Of course you don’t get the quality of a DSLR, but not bad, not bad. . .
These American Coots were fun to watch as they bobbed up and down, sometimes walking on ice, sometimes in the water
Female and male Bufflehead
It’s fun to be walking along and say “that hummer tree is around the next bend.” and sure ’nuff . . . : -)
The morning started out with huge snowflakes filling the sky in SE Burnaby, but later on much of the fresh snow was washed away by rain.
But streets and sidewalks could be treacherous as temps fall toward, and perhaps below freezing again.
I love the sight and sound of snow sliding off trees in the forest in Byrne Creek Ravine Park out our back gate in SE Burnaby, BC.
That’s the sound a larger bird makes when it lands on the feeder suction-cupped to a window on our balcony. So I knew there was something attracted to the food on this snowy south Burnaby day other than chickadees and LBBs (little brown birds : – ).
I grabbed a mediocre photo with my cell phone, then went downstairs to get the DSLR with Big Bertha mounted on it.
Of course the flicker was gone by the time I got back, but. . .
I snoozed by the fire with Big Bertha in my lap, er, I mean I watched vigilantly, and success!
This is about the comfiest wildlife photography I’ve done : – )
Had a blast in the snow with an eco group from a local elementary school today. Great fun walking down to Byrne Creek, chatting about nature, salmon, and streamkeeping. Great bunch of kids!
Saw half a dozen thrushes as we enjoyed a dusting of snow in south Burnaby today.
Dusting of snow on a spiderweb
I have a Sigma 105/2.8 macro lens that I haven’t used much yet, so I thought I’d give it a workout on a Byrne Creek ravine loop today.
There were at least a dozen Northern Flickers hanging about just south of Edmonds Station in south Burnaby today. Kinda looked like a speed dating party :-).
Looks tuckered out, but is actually grooming