|Brydon Lagoon Langley City.|
Jan 5-7th Brydon Lagoon Langley B.C.
Close to my home is Brydon Lagoon, a former sewage treatment pond that is used by many to walk their dogs, jog and birdwatch. I often go there for a refreshing walk or when I can't make it out to Boundary Bay or other birding locations. Rather than carry a ton of gear I carry a Canon SX50HS point and shoot 'Superzoom" camera.
On my last visit I watched a pair of Bald Eagles enlarging their nest, a Belted Kingfisher feeding on salmon fry as well as Golden-crowned Kinglets. On the pond were a number of duck species including Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead and Hooded Merganser. Sometimes during migration there are Canvasback and Green Heron.
The following photos are from two separate days. The first from a sunny afternoon walk while the second batch were taken on an overcast day. Even in lower light the camera works well.
Jan 5 2014
|The Brydon Lagoon location has a number of interesting trails. These woods|
are just west of the lagoon and contain Great-Horned Owls, Barred Owls, songbirds
and an active Bald Eagle nest.
|A Common Goldeneye, one of the many species found at Brydon Lagoon. |
All these shots are taken with the Canon SX50 HS point and shoot super zoom.
Canon SX50 hs
|Common Merganser. One problem the camera has it has difficulty with highlights .|
However, I use it for documentation rather than serious photograph and have a lot of fun
when I am out for my daily exercise.
It's nice to have a light camera with such a reach in case something unusual pops up.
|Spot the bird in the centre of the frame. Shot at 28mm wide end of zoom.|
Without moving I took the next two shots.
|Zooming in at about 600mm. Still a long way off but I haven't moved.|
|Shot at 1200mm handheld. No processing on any these pictures except downsizing to 120 DPI.|