Today, my husband and I took my son, Joshua, to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island. Joshua  is a budding photographer and an avid birdwatcher, just like his mom. The Sanctuary is part of the Fraser River Estuary and offers a much needed rest-stop for weary migratory birds passing through the Pacific Flyway.
Recently, my family and I drove up to Mara Lake, where a good friend of ours has a waterfront cabin. Although the weather was unseasonably chilly and overcast, we had a lovely time. To follow are just a few highlights from our trip... My son and his daddy, fishin' on the pier... While an Osprey was huntin' fish from above...
There was a family of Common Mergansers...
There was also a pair of Northern Flickers nesting in the tree outside the cabin. Very noisy critters, they were!
Also noisy was this Miami Vice Movie Boat! A $500,000 watercraft owned by Bryan Trottier, a retired Professional Hockey Player that played 18 seasons with the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins. He owns a luxury cabin on the lake.
My name is Kimberley [@BCBirder on Twitter] and, when I'm not working, or taking care of my two sons, I love to spend time outdoors, observing and photographing birds and wildlife that can be found in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
My blog primarily focuses on our fine feathered friends, with an occasional frog, turtle or squirrel thrown in for good measure.