Looking for something to shoot? Find challenges and assignments here.
I just had to go out to Brydon Lagoon in search of the reported Black Phoebe. It's the 1st time that species has been recorded at Brydon and a lifer for me! It was quite challenging to get a good, clear shot of him because of all of the overgrown brambles and the fact that he was flitting from branch to branch, but I managed to come away with a few decent pictures. A bad picture is better than no picture at all, especially of a rare species (and the ones I got aren't all that bad, just not as unobstructed as I would've liked).

ImageBlack Phoebe by Jewill on Flickr
I was waiting for a clear sunny morning to head to Iona Beach Park, once I saw reports of some of the summer visitors showing up there. It was a good morning to add more birds to the list, starting with a pair of Black Bellied Plovers trying to fit in with the gazillions of Dunlins on the beach:

ImageBlack Bellied Plover by GMcD2008, on Flickr
I don't think we have a Whimbrel yet and although this is not a very good picture (backlit, out of focus, and the birds were way in the distance) the last time I got one was in 2015. If anyone gets a better one by all means post it.

ImageWhimbrel by Jewill on Flickr
  • 1
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 11
Vesper Sparrow?

I saw this bird near Nanaimo in an open area with […]

2024 Photo Challenge - All BC Birds!

Rather exciting morning for me as I added a first […]

2024 Bird Challenge: Current Bird List

We are up to 193 Birds! Woo Hoo! Here's the list[…]

White-Crowned Sparrow