Chris

1737 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: 1737
Total videos: 4
Species photographed: 843
Most photographed species: Snowy Owl (See all)
Countries visited: 44
winter plummage
The lighting was not great at Iona today, but I rarely see this species so was happy to get any photo record at all. The pair then took off and kept flying towards Vancouver Island.
Jan 2
winter plummage, multiple species
Sanderling approaching a Dunlin at Iona, Richmond, BC.
Jan 2
winter plummage
One more photo from today, for identification and reference with wings up. It helped that this bird was almost at water level, and had to move quite a bit to avoid the waves. Iona, Richmond, BC.
Jan 2
After an unprecedented week of extreme weather, with temperatures below -10C and a snow storm of 35cm, the Anna's Hummingbirds were pushed to the limit. I found this one hiding in a hedge. We've kept the water from freezing as much as possible. As with so many bird photos, the story behind the photo makes for a lasting memory. Happy Holidays to all.
Dec 23 2022
Hanging around (literally) with Prothonotary Warbler, chickadees, Golden and White-crowned Sparrows. Vancouver - Riverfront Park.
Dec 3 2022
outside normal range
About the last species I'd think to see in Vancouver. He seemed to have some spider webs stuck to his back as he feverishly scoured every corner for food. Unfortunately there were several house cats around. On a good note the weather has slightly improved from snow and sub-zero temps to sunshine and above freezing - hopefully he makes his way.
Dec 3 2022
Oct 10 2022
outside normal range
A very short stay outside his normal range. Lucky to catch him. Delta, BC
Nov 12 2022