Chris

1834 uploads
Birding since the late 1980s...mid 40s birder. Being out in nature and hearing the morning chorus, seeing how birds interact with their surroundings and go about their lives provides me a greater understanding of the natural environment we live in. With bird photography, every photo is different, which makes seeing the same and different species exciting.

Total photos: 1834
Total videos: 4
Species photographed: 889
Most photographed species: Snowy Owl (See all)
Countries visited: 46
Jun 17 2024
juvenile, outside normal range
After all the recent spectacular shots - this may seem a bit underwhelming. However, a record shot (shot for personal reasons). We had a Robin's nest in the backyard this year. The eggs were still unhatched June 1st. Incredibly by June 17th, this was one of at least 3 birds that fledged. It was stressful. The Robin parents (espcially the mother) were calling out every day, most hours of the day as if a predator was around. Although we did see Racoons and cats on occasion, most of the time it almost seemed as a tactic to distract. After hatching, we were keeping an eye from the window on the numerous crows in the area. This particular photo was one of the fledglings about 20 ft up in a cherry tree some 30 yards from the nest. They stayed well-hidden, and almost silent except for some high-pitched sounds to let the parents know where they were. The speed at which they went from hatching to this photo (just about 2 weeks) was stagerring - though I haven't studied biology and so I presume that is standard :)
Delta, BC
Jul 1
May 11 2024
Didn't think I'd see anything on Hastings Drive in high winds and waves off Lake Erie
Jun 11
May 11 2024
It was 10 years ago almost to the day since my last upload of this species. Port Rowan
Jun 11
May 11 2024
Long Point, Ontario. It's been at least 5 years since I've been able to capture this species.
May 15
outside normal range
This was a real surprise to see at Surrey today. Very shy, he only appeared for 10 seconds and went back to hiding in the hedge
Apr 21