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 […]
I was watching the gulls fly over the water near Canada Place when suddenly, this little fellow landed on the ground in front of me. Impressive knee flexion! (I think he was preparing to hop forward.)
I see many birds and dogs when I visit Vancouver’s ponds and lakes but I don’t usually see turtles. A month ago, I saw the silhouette of a small turtle on a log at Trout Lake while I was trying to get a closer look at some Northern Shovelers. I thought it was man made. […]
Millions of delicate, four-petaled flowers fill the bright yellow bushes of March.
The world is upside down. Water’s numbing and refreshing envelope beckons. Death and rebirth. Sometimes sadness goes away.
I saw my first hooded mergansers in early February this year. An hour and a half before sunrise, I just couldn’t sleep so I walked west into the darkness, with no particular destination in mind. At Main St and Broadway, the coffee shops were still closed. Fifteen minutes before sunrise, I finished my coffee and […]
Three times the heron plunged its head into the water, came up with a slightly open beak, then tilted its head back. I think it caught something, but I couldn’t see it. Beaver Lake, Stanley Park.
Heron in flight. Beaver Lake, Stanley Park.
A couple of seagulls in Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon demonstrating Warrior III with “airplane wings” and Mountain Pose.