Category Archives: Nature

Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Birding Bonanza

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

Fraser Foreshore Birding

Hooded Mergansers in one of the ponds just west of Byrne Creek

Common Merganser?

Spotted Towhee

White-Crowned Sparrow?

Canada Goose double trouble


Tugs booming logs on the working river

Fishing vessel

You want to race?

Busy beavers

Fraser Foreshore Birding

Boundary Bay Dyke Attracts International Photo Gearheads

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.

photographers boundary bay

short-eared owl boundary bay

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 .

Burnaby Lake Bird Action

Lots of birds, lots of people feeding birds, and lots of photographers shooting birds at Burnaby Lake’s Piper Spit today.

Burnaby Lake birds
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

Pileated Woodpecker

Love the lines on this Northern Pintail

Harriers, Owls, Eagles at Boundary Bay

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.

Birds at Boundary Bay
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

Bald Eagles

bald eagles

bald eagles