I’ve seen a few of these at the Jericho Beach pond. My guesstimate is 4 males and 2 females. Until this week, the females were too far away, in bright light or in shadows, and all my photographs were fuzzy silhouettes. This week, I saw little miss ring-necked duck swim under the pond’s wooden bridge […]
Just before dusk yesterday, I found myself on the western end of the Jericho Beach pond. A bunny and a few sparrows were snacking in the grass. The Golden-crowned Sparrows, with their yellow foreheads and two thick black head stripes, were new to me. When the sun disappeared behind the trees, a few more birds […]
A group of lady red-winged blackbirds were eating in the grass in the company of a single song sparrow. Every once in a while, a male red-winged blackbird would fly into the midst of the ladies. A few tweets and feather-flutters from the male and the ladies would disperse. The male would peck the ground […]
Jericho Beach Park has a lovely pond with a small forest on one side. It is home to a variety of birds. The trails around the pond and through the forest usually have a quiet, peaceful vibe. I went on a weekday afternoon in mid-January, the first afternoon this year with more than 30 minutes […]
Jericho Beach, Vancouver, Canada. The fog cleared about an hour before the sun disappeared behind the trees.
Jericho Beach, Vancouver, Canada. Mid-January.