Spent the day at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Ladner last week. What a great experience. I do not have more than a 200mm zoom lens for my Nikon, but still got some good shots as the birds are fairly used to humans and let you get quite close. A bit of birdseed did not hurt either. The 4 amigos above followed us for quite some time after we hand fed them most of our seed mix.
An American Widgeon, a soft spoken and gentle water fowl.
Black-capped Chickadees are most difficult to photograph. Their movements are jerky and they do not sit still for more than a second or two.
Sand Hill Crane portrait. He was a good subject, not moving quickly and holding still for the camera.
The Black-capped Chickadee, on the other hand, darts about so quickly that it is rare to capture a sharp photo.
We must have seen a dozen or more of these magnificent Great Blue Herons. I got so close to one I could reach out and touch it, but then it flew away.
These Sand Hill Cranes flying in formation reminded me of an air show event.
Each of the four seasons presents a new opportunity and different birds, I will be going back here again.
More photos to come.