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More recent shots!

Posted by Liron on Sunday, April 19, 2015
Here are some more recent shots from around Vancouver.

Palm Warbler - this guy was my lifer bird and stayed at Jericho Beach Park for a while. I went to see it twice. The bird was hard to photography as it stayed way up in the trees, but patience and persistence allowed for some shots I am happy with!

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

While the Palm Warbler was at Jericho, the Mountain Bluebird continued at Locarno Beach nearby (see a previous post). I wanted to create a more unique image than what most people were getting, and this is the result:

Mountain Bluebird

These two shots were taken with a wide angle lens in Stanley park in the late afternoon:

Evening Stroll

Canada Goose

Bird migration is picking up, and places like Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver are starting to get lots of migrants! This Orange-crowned Warbler was singing away, and I managed to locate him and get some photos, including this one:

Orange-crowned Warbler

On April 11th I went birding with Melissa H. We started at Debouville Slough in Coquitlam to see if we could find a Green Heron that had been seen. We did not find that but did get some photos of a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk and Rufous Hummingbirds (there were 20+ Rufous Hummingbirds!).

Red-tailed Hawk

Rufous Hummingbird

We then went over to Pitt Lake where it was reasonably quiet, but the Ospreys were back at their nest and busy mating! Here are a couple shots. The nest is a bit too far off the path where I was shooting for my 400mm, but adding my 1.4x teleconverter onto the 400mm brought them into decent photo range, and I am happy with the results!

Ospreys Mating

Ospreys Mating

We then went over to Maple Ridge where a pair of Western Scrub Jays has been living for the past 2 years or so. After about a 40 minute wait, they showed up! The homeowner who feeds the jays was very nice as he always is!

Western Scrub-Jay - Maple Ridge, BC

Our last stop was at Colony Farm in Coquitlam, where we looked for a Sora that had been seen. It did not take long to find one, and while we were watching this one another called from further away, so there were 2 in total!


That concludes this blog post, thanks for looking!




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