Friday, January 1, 2016

HNY 2016

We got to Boundary Bay just in time to catch the sun rise this morning at 8am. While not as cold as last year, it was still below freezing. Bird activity was minimal compared with last year, with a few low flyby's by hawks from behind so that our only photos were tail shots.
Cooper's hawk

Northern flicker.  A common woodpecker in residential areas of the city.

Saw-whet owl
Owls are always the highlight for me, and we would've missed this one down in the thickets if not for some experienced birders lying prostrate aiming their big lenses at this little thing.