Using the built-in Gallery widget and bird images from a recent shoot.
Sapperton Landing, March 8, 2023
A few shots along the Fraser River, with bonus sun!
Centennial Beach, March 4, 2023
A few shots from Centennial Beach taken today. It was super windy and started to rain not long after we arrived, so we bailed early. But I shot a few birds before we bailed.
Reifel Bird Sanctuary and Iona Beach, Feb.11, 2023
The day was gray, and the sun only poked out a few times, but it was nice as always to get out among the birds. While the light was not always great, the birds often gave good pose to make up for it.
Here are a few of the photos I took.
And for now, I leave you with two blackbird photos, each weird in its own way.
Golf ball drama at Piper Spit
I went solo today for birding and managed an hour or so at Piper Spit, getting home just as the rain started. Timing!
Here are a few shots, including some action involving a fluorescent golf ball, some crows and seagulls.
A Bewick’s wren and other birbs
Yesterday at Burnaby Lake I managed to get some photos of a Bewick’s wren, which I’d never seen before. Spiffy! Plus chickadees and other assorted birds. Here are a few shots.
Soggy sojourn at Piper Spit, January 2023
A few images from a brief visit to Burnaby Lake on Saturday, January 7th. Brief mainly because it was pouring rain the entire time, but we were determined to get in some birding, dang it.
Starting the new year at Piper Spit (Jan 1, 2023)
A few photos from my afternoon trek to Piper Spit. It was a pleasant day and a stat holiday, so it was kind of packed. But that was okay. Really!
An eagle that won’t sue you
A bald eagle, that is, not Don “Grouchy Grandpa with 60 lawyers watching YouTube like the Eye of Sauron” Henley. Taken at Alaksen National Wildlife Area (next to Reifel Bird Sanctuary):
And a few more…
A robin, shot in terrible light, saved in post!
Herons brooding together in the marshland.
A non-blurry junco
Because I took my fuzzy photo and turned it into a nice crisp drawing!
When I got my Canon EOS M50 camera in January 2021, the first place I took it to take bird pictures was Maplewood Flats. Unfortunately, it was a gray, misty day, so I didn’t get a lot of great shots. I did get a photo of a spotted sandpiper, but it wasn’t very close. That photo serves as the basis for this bird drawing. I re-interpreted the log to something more stylized because why not?
Maplewood Flats and Colony Farm birdapalooza, November 19, 2022
Another weirdly sunny and wind-free mid-November day for us to shoot birds with our cameras. Both places were teeming with songbirds looking for late season berries and seeds. Maplewood also had a lot of waterfowl along the shoreline.