Spotted this Northern Harrier while I was driving north on Highway 6 from southern Saskatchewan to Melfort about a week ago.
And a coyote on the prowl near the Quill Lakes info sign on the Yellowhead Highway
Looks like a 12-guage shotgun slug hole near the center of the sign, and a scattering of approximately 9mm or .30 cal bullets. Hmmm. . .
This was my chariot for a recent visit to Saskatchewan and Manitoba to see relatives and friends. A Jeep Wrangler Sahara.
I flew into Saskatoon, and had a car booked at the airport. When I got to the rental desk, the gal behind the counter asked if I’d like a Jeep for the same rate.
Having heard there was snow in the works for western Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan, I said “sure!”
I’d never driven a Jeep before, but it proved to be a trusty ride on snow and ice. Stiff and bouncy on the highway, but what the heck. . .
A few days ago volunteer streamkeepers spotted salmon returning to spawn in Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, BC.
Today I had a chance to go out and take a look, and was happy to see three magnificent Coho.
It was overcast so this is the best shot I got.
Was listening to some Chris Isaak on Spotify, and remembered attending a concert at the PNE in Vancouver in 2011 where I shot a bunch of photos with a Nikon D300.
Dug up some shots:
Got a Byrne Creek walk in this morning before the storm hit. Have yet to see any salmon coming back to spawn, though they are back in several creeks and rivers in the lower mainland.
We usually start seeing salmon around mid-October in Byrne Creek, but last year they didn’t arrive until the end of the month.
But I did see a gorgeous Steller’s Jay and a shiny Crow.
Today’s Byrne Creek walk in SE Burnaby, BC. Lovely colours along the creek, a Northern Flicker, and a Dark-eyed Junco.
We took a walk in the rain in Byrne Creek Ravine Park in Burnaby, BC, today. It appeared conditions were perfect for fungi, as we saw many varieties.
Note: Don’t ask me which are safe, I just take photos! : -)
We took a ramble round the Historic Stewart Farm in Surrey, BC, enjoying the bees working on the beautiful blossoms, and Steller’s Jays working on acorns.
Frog, Great Blue Heron fishing, and a Belted Kingfisher during a Deer Lake ramble in Burnaby BC, this morning.
Belted Kingfisher at long range. These raucous, yet skittish birds are hard to shoot!
This Great Blue Heron caught several small fish in a span of a few minutes.
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