BIRTHDAY PRESENT

I didn’t think I was going to be taking any shots today! It started out overcast,but I saw on the Satellite a narrow clearing coming our way!
I got a phone call from Rod Palm that a Brown Pelican was down in the harbour! He knows I’ve been trying to get shots of this Pelican for over a week!
I hurried down to the last reported location & found it on the end of the dock at the Kingfisher condo’s! I approached carefully,trying not to spook it.It was a adolescent,not sure of the sex?
I was able to get within 25 feet! I sat down on the dock finger next to it & waited for the light to come. Some low lying,fast moving clouds were going over top of us. The light came in short bursts,but I managed to get some good shots!
It’s my birthday today & this was a great birthday present!

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Prairie Warbler


This little fellow I am told is a very rare bird for the West coast of Vancouver Island!
A friend of mine who is recognized as one of British Colombia’s top birders (Adrian Dorst) had it land in his tree just outside of his office window. I got this shot and a few more. The tree colours make this shot much richer! It was very flighty and hard to shoot as a result.
When word got out that it was here,many birders came from great distances and just hung around waiting to see it for weeks.