Yesterday, I featured a few photos that I took during the monthly count organized by Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES). Today, I will publish a few photos taken last weekend, at the “Vancouver” Christmas Bird Count, which actually covers most of Metro Vancouver.
Led by Jay Burr and accompanied by three other fearless volunteers, we set out on December 20, 2015 to count as many birds as we could in the south-eastern section of North Vancouver. According to our official tally sheet, we identified 37 species and counted over 1,500 birds. Highlights included a Long-tail Duck, a Black Turnstone and two Pigeon Guillemots.
As usual, I took these photos with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. None of the birds were baited, called in or set up, although the Anna’s Hummingbird featured prominently here was happily visiting one of the feeders placed in front of our local stores.
Downy Woodpecker (female) | Pic mineur | Picoides pubescens
ISO 1600 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/500