Tag Archives: birds

North or South

Deer Lake Sasquatch Park
Day at the Lake

It’s a fine day Agnes. Next year we must tell our young goslings the story of our stopover at Hicks Lake.

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Do We Have Enough For A Quorum?

Where's Eddie?
Where’s Eddie?

Everywhere I go there seem to be more and more seagulls despite reports of precipitous seabird population declines. Around White Rock these days, there are colonies of clamorous gulls up before the dawn and they are stilling vociferously screeching even after dark. Pretty sure this bunch at Tofino were members of the complaint committee.

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: TAKE A NEW PHOTO

Raven's Gate
Raven’s Gate

Pass this wrought iron fence gate on the way down to the beach and usually don’t take much notice. Today, since I wanted a brand new pic for the ‘Take a New Photo’ I thought this one would look fine in B&W. Originally thought it depicted a threesome of crows but on closer examination they turned out to be ravens.

Receiving Line

Birds
Receiving Line

Rather than clicking through files and folders searching for a photo to use in this week’s Daily Post Rule of Thirds challenge, I thought going out and snapping a brand new one might be a better idea.  As I walked around Blackie Spit Park nothing seemed to fit. Then I noticed a group of seven blue herons and got caught up in taking shots of them. Once I got moving again, heading back to the car and going elsewhere was the immediate plan. That’s when I noticed all the commotion over at the fence and paused for a look. Mostly it was a lot of squawking, cawing, beating of wings and flying up and down. But for one brief moment calmness reigned and they posed quietly.

Feathered Friends

Bird mural
 Birds and Birds

This building was a backdrop for a photo which I entered in one of Cee’s  Photography photo challenges. It was for a construction theme in black and white so a backhoe, stanchions and people partly obscured the view plus of course it was colour challenged. Since there was a request for the colourized version, I went back and waited for the traffic to clear and pedestrians to get out of the way to click off a couple of pics. Didn’t realize until I uploaded the photo that it was another mural by Elizabeth Hollick.   For a previous post I photographed her work on a sidewall of the White Rock playhouse.

Leaving

Eagle
On My Way

There’s often an eagle or two in this tree, either resting or trying to spot potential food near the shoreline. Unfortunately, they only seem to do so on drab, colorless days without a bright blue sky or fluffy clouds as a backdrop. Since they are also perched 50′ to 60′ up, it pushes my camera to the limit and it’s a struggle to hold steady enough, since I’ve never been one to lug a tripod about. I caught this one with raised wings just about to take off.