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If You Were Missing Some Phoebe’s We Found Them

April 9, 2017

This spring in Victoria we are getting a few anomalies in the way of birds and in particular, some Say’s phoebes and a Black phoebe. They aren’t unknown in this area but are definitely out of their range of flight. At the time of writing this, there have been already been 13 Say’s phoebes in […]

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Spring Ramble With An Unexpected Ending

April 4, 2017

Yesterday had blue skies, sun and the land was beckoning me to go out for a spring ramble. How could one refuse? So I got in the car and headed out to a local park called Aylard Farm. Well actually it’s called East Sooke Regional Park, and only a portion of it is Aylard Farm. It used […]

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Loons, Scoters, And Oystercatchers

April 1, 2017

On the beach, yesterday I saw loons, scoters, and oystercatchers. It was amazing as they just happened to appears in just the right spot at just the right time. Or maybe it was me who was in the right spot at the right time. The sun came out so I left the computer to its […]

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Confessions Of An Amateur Bird Photographer

March 29, 2017

My name is Heather and I’m an amateur bird photographer, birder and naturalist. Amateur birder: I can spot and find birds but still need my trusty guide to identify them a lot of times, and although I can recognise a few bird songs of the most common variety I still need to verify them. If I don’t […]

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Good Hair Day For A Red-Breasted Merganser

March 28, 2017

My day was made by finding this red-breasted merganser in my viewfinder on this wet, cold, rainy morning in March. I set out for a walk in the rain to get out of the house, and as usual, my camera went with me. The only time I leave it at home is well… really… never. Maybe […]

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Wildlife Photography From A Different Perspective

March 28, 2017

There is a new way of viewing wildlife photography that takes it to a whole new level as well as angle! Gone are the days when one takes an SLR camera or heaven forbid a camera that actually takes a film, out into the wilds to capture the elusive wildlife. No need to carry heavy equipment […]

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Why I Love My Mirrorless Camera And Other Equipment

March 28, 2017

I am often asked what kind of camera I use to take bird pictures and I have found a mirrorless camera is the best solution for me. So here is my camera and a current list of the equipment I use in the field. I will supply a link after each item if you wish to […]

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Rufous Hummingbirds Make Their Spring Arrival

March 22, 2017

Every year I wait to hear news of the rufous hummingbirds as they make their way north to us. People in the outlying areas report seeing one, then further up the coast, you’ll hear of another. All the while, I am keeping my eye on the hummingbird feeders that the Anna’s hummingbirds are so fiercely […]

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It’s Lambing Time On The West Coast And Everyone Is Accounted For

March 21, 2017

Lambing time is an exciting time for farmers and passerby’s alike. For the farmers, their herd increases and wool production goes up. For passerby’s it’s a delight to see the lambs frolicking in the fields. Lambs playing – Olympus E-M1, f5.6, 1/1000, ISO 320, Lumix 100-300mm, natural light Lambing can be complicated and tragic as […]

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