Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Vancouver Aquarium

The aquarium is in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.

Entrance to the aquarium

Feeding the porpoise

Feeding the porpoise

Feeding the porpoise

Jelly Fish

Jelly Fish

Sea Lion (bad tempered.)

Hoping for a hand-out

Ditto

Beluga looking at you

Beluga

Beluga dropping in

Beluga

 Beluga passing by

A Blue Heron hoping for left overs. 
(not part of the aquarium exhibits.)

A Blue Heron hoping for left overs

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Lake Lafarge Wild life


Lake Lafarge, Coquitlam, B.C. Canada

The fountain was added in 2012

Ducks with a new brood

Hitching a ride

A week later on the beach

A week later on the beach

Two weeks later resting up

Drake

Duck sunbathing

Duck a-dabbling

Duck a-dabbling

Cormorant

Cormorant

Cormorant

Cormorant (Drying out.)

Off to catch supper

Blue Heron - cooling off.

Blue Heron

Crayfish for lunch

Blue Heron

Turtle catching a few rays
Trouble with a capital 'C'

Canon with a capital 'C' (Moi)

Canon EOS 7D SLR using EFTOO/400 4.5-5.6L IS USM


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Birds of a Feather



White Crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

White Crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

Juvenile Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagles - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Pitt Lake dyke , B.C. - Lookout

The lookout on the Pitt Lake dyke where the Swallows were nest building

It was on June 6th 2006 when I saw Swallows flying in and out of the lookout. I climbed the stairs and saw the Swallows were building nests with little balls of mud. 

They didn’t seem to mind me being there at all and it was fascinating to watch them hovering on the breeze before entering the lookout.

Two weeks later I returned, hoping to see some chicks only to find that someone had removed any vestige of the Swallows being there.

Barn Swallows nest building at Pitt Lake, B.C.


Barn Swallows nest building at Pitt Lake, B.C.

Barn Swallows nest building at Pitt Lake, B.C.

Barn Swallows nest building at Pitt Lake, B.C.

Barn Swallows nest building at Pitt Lake, B.C.

Evening Grosbeak- Coccothraustes vespertinus


Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus