Just another day in the park...
I went to Stanley Park yesterday and had a great time. It has been one of my favourite places since childhood. So many beautiful birds abounded on that sunny first day of March. I photographed Barrow's Goldeneyes off the Seawall, went to Beaver Lake where I got to feed my Chickadees. There I saw a Red-breasted Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpeckers, Brown Creepers, Spotted Towhees. The Chestnut-backed and Black-capped Chickadees would not stop begging for food in their cute manner.They flew on my leg, camera, head, hand and lens. I am so at peace at this place. I got to see some River Otters, a Bald Eagle and several Wilson's Snipe and a Virginia Rail running across the path. Pacific Wrens, Golden-crowned Kinglets and Red-breasted Nuthatches filled the forest with song. In the pond there was Wood Ducks, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Buffleheads, Hooded-Mergansers and those handsome Mallards.
I was most happy yesterday, getting a decent Red-naped Sapsucker shot! Woodpeckers are not my forte as they are so hard to photograph with their heads always moving.
Soon the Barrow's will be gone to breed and I will miss them. Here is a bit from my day.
|Male Varied Thrush in Stanley Park - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
|Red-breasted Sapsucker in Stanley Park - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
|Black-capped Chickadee in Stanley Park - Photos: Melissa Hafting|
|Green-winged Teal Drake - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
|Mallard Drake at Stanley Park - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
|Female Barrow's Goldeneye in Stanley Park - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
|Male Barrow's Goldeneye - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
|Harlequin Ducks - Photo: Melissa Hafting|