Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wings on Wednesday



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wings on Wednesday

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Bird Day!

After many weeks of poor weather, here in Vancouver, British Columbia, Robbie and I took full advantage of the Friday morning sunshine by hitting all of the local birding hotspots.

We started out at Elgin Heritage Park, in South Surrey, where we saw many varieties of songbirds, geese, a lone Spotted Sandpiper and Northern Flickers. Next we paid a visit to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, on Westham Island. We went to the Sanctuary to see the Sandhill Crane chick and although one of the trails was completely blocked off to keep visitors away from the new family, we found them outside of the barricades. Apparently, Sandhill Cranes can't read and we were thrilled! Robbie and I were careful to keep a safe distance away from the family, since Sandhills are known to be quite aggressive and protective of their space. Sadly, there were other visitors that were not as courteous, approaching them without a care. We watched as the male Crane attacked. Sweet justice.

We capped off the day with a trip to the Richmond Nature Park. To follow is a photo record of our day...




Female Northern Flicker ~ Elgin Heritage Park

Male Red-winged Blackbird ~ Elgin Heritage Park

White-crowned Sparrow ~ Elgin Heritage Park

Great Blue Heron ~ Elgin Heritage Park

Barn Swallow ~ Westham Island

Barn Swallow nesting ~ Westham Island

Sandhill Cranes ~ Westham Island

Mallard with 4 ducklings ~ Westham Island

Canada Goose Gosling ~ Westham Island

Cedar Waxwing ~ Westham Island

Scrumptious berry ~ Westham Island

Purple Iris ~ Richmond Nature Park

Female Rufous Hummingbird

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Return of the Mischievous Squirrel...






Back in April, I wrote about the humorous antics of the Douglas Squirrel. See the original post HERE. As you can see, things haven't changed much. This squirrel has made a career out of scaling the post and filling his paws full of scrumptious seeds. Funny. There are many feeders at this Nature Park, but he prefers the "Squirrel Proof" one.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wings On Wednesday





Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday







Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday