Old Airport Road Observations

I spent a little time sitting in the car working on a project out at old airport road to see what might be around. I was able to get pictures of both an American Tree Sparrow as well as a Chipping Sparrow. If they can stick around another couple of days, they’ll make it into … Read more

Downy Woodpecker

After walking through Totem Park this morning, I heard and then was able to locate visually a Downy Woodpecker along Kelly Street. It was interesting to see it far out on the bushy branches of a spruce tree. Later today I stopped by over at the airport to watch the birds there and took a … Read more

Old Airport Road Birds

I spent some time out along old airport road today looking for birds. The sun was out and it was a little chilly, but not too bad. Some nice birds were around including 11 Bohemian Waxwings and a Downy Woodpecker, but the highlight was an immature Chipping Sparrow. When I first saw the Chipping Sparrow … Read more

Night Sky

I had read about Comet/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) recently. It was rising higher in the sky (for us in the northern hemisphere), but I wasn’t sure how far above the horizon it would appear. However, with tonight’s clear skies, I decided to have a look, and headed out to Magic Island for what I thought was … Read more

Sun Break at Totem Park

I went for a walk to Totem Park this morning and enjoyed watching the sun break through a pile of clouds over the Pyramids. I also experimented a little bit with taking pictures using my tablet as a controller for the camera. I still don’t have the hang of it yet, but the lichen photo … Read more