One of my favourite spots for photographing birds is
Blackie Spit is nearby to my home so mercifully I don't have to fight the notoriously congested Lower Mainland traffic to get there. Living so close to Boundary Bay, which the spit is part of is an added bonus, especially as the annual Spring migration begins to take hold.
As you can read from the link above, Blackie Spit offers the birdwatcher an opportunity to view a wide diversity of species. I had gone out early before the joggers and dog walkers to hopefully photograph shore birds on the flood tide.
|Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)|
|Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)|
|Immature Red-tailed Hawk (buteo jamaicensis) with prey|
|On the lookout for more prey, the young hawk was comfortable with my presence.|