Category Archives: Photography

Chum Fry Release on Byrne Creek in Burnaby

It was a soggy day for a chum fry release on Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, but three classes of kids from Taylor Park Elementary were in high spirits. It’s always a blast releasing these wee fish.

chum fry release byrne creek
DFO Community Advisor Maurice talks salmon

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release
Leading the kids up to the tank

byrne creek chum fry release
DFO tech Scott prepares baggies

byrne creek chum fry release
Netting fry out of the tank

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release
Volunteer John directs traffic

byrne creek chum fry release
Volunteers Ray, Lori, Rob, and Murray, assist in release technique

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release
Scott’s done hundreds of such releases yet look at that grin!

byrne creek chum fry release

byrne creek chum fry release
Yep, the fish was really this big 🙂

Birds at Boundary Bay

I took a 3-hour stroll along the dyke at Boundary Bay, starting from 72nd and heading west, and then back again. Lots of eagles, both golden and bald, some harriers (of which I didn’t get any usable shots), and assorted waterfowl and smaller birds.

golden eagle boundary bay
I’m thinking Golden Eagle?

golden eagle boundary bay
Up…

golden eagle boundary bay
Up, up…

golden eagle boundary bay
Up, up, and away!

bald eagle boundary bay
Bald eagle

bald eagle boundary bay
Bald eagle in flight

great blue heron boundary bay
Great Blue Heron having lunch

great blue heron boundary bay
Head shot

great blue heron
Preparing for takeoff

american robin boundary bay
American Robin in Canada

tree swallow boundary bay
Tree swallow

Herons Building Nests at Deer Lake in Burnaby, BC

We walked around Deer Lake in Burnaby, BC, today, spending half an hour or so observing the heron colony. It’s busy season, with herons building nests, flying in and out collecting branches.

great blue heron making nest
Making adjustments

great blue heron standing guard
Standing guard as others focus on building

great blue heron ruckus
Making a ruckus

great blue heron selecting branch
Selecting a branch to break off for nest building

great blue heron carrying nest material
Taking off with branch

great blue heron carrying nest material
In flight with nest material

rufous hummingbird
And a bonus — a rufous hummingbird