Jan 4 – For those who do not know, the Okanagan Valley is a beautiful place, with fantastic birding opportunities, located in the southern interior of British Columbia. We began our day in Kelowna, meeting up with the 5 tour participants at the Apple Bowl at 8 AM. Our first stop was at Mission Creek […]
Nineteen, actually 22, DNCBers enjoyed a two destination outing on another sunny Tuesday at Serpentine Fen in Surrey, and Mill Lake Park in Abbottsford. Lighting and weather was super for our photogs, check out the spectacular evidence on our Flickr site at: https://www.flickr.com/search/?group_id=3027315%40N23&text=2019-02&view_all=1. I couldn’t see two feet in front of me while driving in […]
I have a wild bird resort on my back patio: seed feeders, hummingbird nectar, suet blocks, planters and pots and furniture to perch on. It’s pretty cushy. The birds like it. The dog likes it. The cat likes it. This morning, I took the dog out for her morning ritual. We were outside for all […]
After our adventures on the highways we did make it safely to our rented home in San Tan Valley Arizona. Our first Arizona friends to visit us were the hummingbirds. They arrived the first day we were here and went directly to the same spot we had our feeder last year before we […]
Every day is a big day when you bird by bike. At least the way I do it. I was away from home for 9 hours, rode 35 miles, and saw 52 species of birds.
We left the Grand Canyon last night before getting snowed in. Traveled to Sedona, and you know, maybe I could put up with this view. Every single day of my life. Our breakfast patio view was only the beginning! Rain was pending but we ended up with a remarkable day before the skies opened up. […]
Hello! First, you may or may not have noticed the domain name change! I upgraded to WordPress Premium today so I can embed videos as well. I may also change the themes as I find more time to work on CSS. Just a short update today. On the way to class, I noticed a bunch […]
After weeks of rain we finally woke to clear skies and sunshine and I headed out back to catch the sunrise in the garden. While thus loitering in my bathrobe a male Anna’s Hummingbird showed up ready for breakfast quite unafraid. Excited, I snapped his picture using the Automatic Exposure mode on my fancy (to […]
Today we went birding at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park in Berkeley, CA. We walked between North Cove and Sea Breeze, along Virginia Annex, and around eastern end of meadow We identified 31 species today. The seasonal ponds in the meadow were very minimal. Click read more to see bird list.
Just when you think you’re going to get all caught up on your Internetting, you find out that the desert is not only full of real thorns, but virtual ones, as well. The first thorn in my side was a notification from the site where I stored all my online photos informing me that it […]
A stand-off in Washington continues over whether to appropriate 5.7 billion dollars to construct a “wall” along our border with Mexico, while American citizens are punished by the Trump administration with a record-length government shutdown. Trump boasts that the shutdown will continue until his demand for that particular sum of money is met. Despite Trump’s […]
First ever year I made MVP Gold on Alaska Airlines! i.e. over 40,000 miles flown. All within the continental US. That goes a fair way to explaining my bird list totals, though surprisingly not a huge amount of my time was spent birding on many of those trips. People to see, events to attend, that […]
Twenty DNCBer’s broke in the New Year with our first chilly but dry Tuesday morning outing to White Rock and Blackie Spit Park. It was a particularly good birdy morning with lots of neat sightings that you can enjoy by clicking on our DNCB Flickr site. Some left Petra’s at 7:30 am, and we all […]
I had a whole bunch of stuff written here at first, and then I realised it didn’t really matter. This post is supposed to be about the images that came from my cameras during 2018, so if anyone out there enjoys seeing what I see, here they are…. The first reasonable Hummingbird image I […]