Boundary Bay Birds

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I went to a park new to me, armed with the camera in the fog. This is another gem easily accessed from Vancouver, it may be a new regular stop. There are many kilometres of walking trails and it was very peaceful there this morning. Pictured is a juvenile eagle.

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Because I was in the area anyhow, I swung by the Riefal Bird Sanctuary. The yearly membership is really inexpensive, and it means even if tired and a long walk is out, one can pop in and see who is hanging around.

While there I picked up a book, a natural history of British Columbia, which may increase the chances of my knowing what I am talking about when I go on about what I have photographed! It looks interesting.

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Adapting to conditions? The wily Harlequin Duck, trying to pass himself off as a red winged blackbird at the small bird feeder. Goofball.

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And here is the obligatory craft shot – woven twill, with leftover sock yarn weft, and some leftover plain weave hand spun cotton – both made into bags. One is my new knitting bag, the smaller will be used for carrying books perhaps. I didn’t do the cross stitch piece on the front of the small bag, my friend Ruth did that many years ago, its beautiful fine work.

4 thoughts on “Boundary Bay Birds

  1. mugo January 12, 2015 / 5:10 am

    I’ve been wanting to go spying on birds but our local lake is frozen. I’d have seen bald eagles there – nice shot and the one at the feeder with the duck! Beggars belief.

    • warpandwoofknitting January 12, 2015 / 4:40 pm

      Hi Rev. Mugo; Thank you. The fog hear has been beautiful, and there have been lots of eagle sightings, as this is when they come back to the lower mainland, well, those that left that is. I had a good laugh with the brazen duck too… In gassho M

  2. Deb January 12, 2015 / 7:41 am

    I love the atmosphere in the first picture. When we drove out of Vancouver a week ago we passed tree after tree just full of bald eagles. My son also thought is was hilarious to pass one of the road signs showing the way to the USA with an eagle sitting on top looking in the direction of the USA. I was wondering if maybe there was an eagle “season” for the area. I have never seen so many.

    • warpandwoofknitting January 12, 2015 / 4:43 pm

      Hi Deb; Thanks for this. Yes indeed this is the time of year when the eagles which wintered elsewhere come back. There is even an Eagle Festival going on in Brackendale, (near Squamish) that goes along with the annual eagle count. I hope to get out there next week actually, Sunshine and I have plans to go see and maybe I will get some shots for the blog. One source reports seeing up to 50 birds in one tree. Wouldn’t that be something to see. I like your eagle image that amused your son too. M

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