A walk around Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

7 04 2013
Out at Reifel, the marsh wrens were building and calling like mad. Many of the Northern ducks were already flying away, but a few other regulars also made an appearance, resulting in an interesting walk.

1. Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Juvenile Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Marsh Wren on a cattail.

Male Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. The always cool sandhill crane

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. A first time sighting and photo of a Female red crossbill!

Female Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

A few more can be found on the Flickr set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633191719538/with/8628823173/

I hope you enjoy them! Spring is here!





2012-01-15 Owls and Eagles

17 01 2012
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2012-01-15 Owls and Eagles, a set on Flickr.

We were out in Delta, cruising the farm fields and at Boundary Bay… Some beautiful birds!





Catching up on some Photo Processing on a Wet Sunday

10 04 2011

It’s a wet, cool day out today, so I caught up on some of my birds from a couple of weeks ago.  I haven’t had a chance to do much work on them recently with a short trip to Cleveland in the middle and a website that I’m supposed to have done for somebody 😦

Well, here are the birds from a couple of weeks ago… all nicely geotagged with the new BT-Q1000XT (Fun little device)

1. Little Marsh Wren

Where is my mate? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Chickadee making a nest.

Hellooo? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Tree Swallows

Out! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. A GBH passing by.

Soaring by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Female Harrier in the sky – Hawk(?) on the ground.

A bird in the hand? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Northern Saw-whet with prey.

Dinner! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

I hope you enjoy them!





Was out shooting again yesterday

6 03 2011

I was out at Reifel and Down at Boundary Bay.  These shots are from Boundary Bay.

1. This guy would fly from stump to stump, posing for a group of photographers.
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Short Eared Owl Posing by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. This owl was cruising the marshy grasslands, hunting.
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Short Eared Owl Hunting by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. On the Hunt – about to drop for a kill.
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Short Eared Owl Hunting by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. A bit soft – but I loved the action…
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Short Eared Owl Posing by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. The little Saw-whet
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Northern Saw-whet Owl by DragonSpeed, on Flickr






Some Birds from Reifel

4 11 2010

I’m still editing some of my other shots but I thought I’d share a few of the various beauties that I saw the other week:

1. Dowitcher – "I’m SURE I set that morsel down HERE"

Dowitcher by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Golden-Crowned Sparrow – "Whatchyou talkin’ b’out Willis?"

Golden-Crowned Sparrow by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Golden-Crowned Sparrow – "Does this angle make my butt look fat?"

Golden-Crowned Sparrow by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Black-Crowned Night Heron – "Hey! What’s THAT doing in there?!!?"

Black-Crowned Night Heron by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Black-Crowned Night Heron

Black-Crowned Night Heron by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Snow Rising ???

Snow Geese by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. Snow Geese – The migration

Snow Geese by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

All shot with the 100-400 on a Canon 7D








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