Tuesday 25 February 2014

Some Snowstorm Shots Feb 24/14

A Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliac) Sooty Pacific sub species checks out my new D7100.
  Feb 24/14 Boundary Bay/Blowing Snow. 

The snow kept falling all day. Like a winter wonderland Boundary Bay was transformed, it's inhabitants continuing to go about their everyday business of finding a meal. A quiet descended on the bay as all local air transport ground to a halt, no roaring take-offs or noisy coal trains in the distance. The only sounds were the patter of snow flakes beating on the our Parka hoods. Wonderful how these moments blot out the idle thought process, being in the moment with the birds is enough. I'll take that any day!

A Short-eared Owl (Asio flames) surveys the snow covered fields.

A Short-eared Owl glides through the snow storm looking for any movements that might indicate a meal.

(Happi burdus) A bit of snow didn't deter us from enjoying the day.

Golden-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
It would have been easy to look out the window as the snow kept falling but without the effort a golden opportunity to photograph birds in a rare Vancouver snowstorm would have been missed. I'm glad I took the time and was rewarded with these avian portraits.

Good Birding
John Gordon

1 comment:

  1. gorgeous shots I especially love the one of the short eared owl on snow.