The cherry blossoms are coming!
The cherry blossoms are coming!
Yumi and I spent several hours roaming the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC, and were rewarded with lots of birds.
There were several dozen Bald Eagles
I love day tripping the Sea to Sky from Vancouver up the coast to Whistler, and if time permits, points further north.
Here are some shots from a stop at Porteau Cove along the way.
If you don’t like the light, just wait awhile, it can change fast.
There’s a spot where Harlequin Ducks like to hang out. I’ve seen them here several times over the years.
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.
I’m logging out of LinkedIn tonight and will keep it shut it down for awhile.
There is too much useless junk on LI these days.
I’ve been on LI since 2004, and the dilution of quality has increased dramatically over the last year or two.
Why cat videos?
Why finding women in Asia crap?
LinkedIn has to get a handle on this shit, and fast.
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.
We’ve kept our air travel down for many years, as it’s one of the most carbon-intensive ways to move around our suffering planet.
But we’ve got several trips lined up this year, and while I’m excited, I’m also feeling guilty.
We haven’t visited Yumi’s parents in Japan for many years, so that’s on the agenda.
We have a friend in the UK who will be travelling later in the year and who says we’re welcome to use her apartment. Wow.
And there’s a bunch of us in-laws hitting our sixties this year, so there’s another travel-intensive gathering planned. . .
And we have not one, but two, family weddings this year in eastern Canada, which shall require travel from here on the west coast.
I have an aunt who often laments the days of family all living in one village, within steps of each other.
Yeah, there are carbon offsets. And yeah, we are probably one of the most enviro-friendly families around.
But still . . . We’re gonna have a huge carbon smack this year. Sigh. . .