Sept 27/1-Oct 1/15
Brydon Lagoon, Langley/Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal/Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Brydon Lagoon, Langley BC
Brydon Lagoon is within walking distance of my home. Acting on a tip from fellow birder Cos I went down to see if the Western Grebe he had spotted earlier in the week was still there, it was. Also present were a small flock of Cackling Geese which were roosting with a flock of much larger Canada Geese. This shows the size difference.
|Cackling Geese (foreground) and their larger cousin the Canada Goose in the background.|
Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
Thanks to fellow birders Pauline and Jean who alerted me to this Lapland Longspur on the north side of the ferry terminal. The longspur was feeding with a flock of nervous Savannah Sparrows and was difficult to approach. I shot this from a distance of about sixty feet or about three cricket pitches length.
Transient flocks of Sandhill Cranes arriving on Westham Island.
Oct 2 2015 Burnaby Mountain Burnaby BC Foggy
I hadn't been able to get up to Burnaby Mountain to chase down the Red-naped Sapsucker but finally an opportunity presented itself. When I arrived the mountain was fogged in and raining. Visibility was about twenty feet and the dull light meant I had to shoot at ISO 800. I fired off a few shots before it got too miserable. I used a flash to punch up the contrast.
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"It's never too late to start birding"