Miracle Beach Birdwatching

Miracle Beach Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia provides a good place for both forest birds and marine birds. It has a great mix of “old growth” Douglas Fir, Big Leaf Maple, and open, well established Red Alder (in the campsite area) as well as stream habitat alongside Black Creek, productive estuary habitat at the mouth of the creek, …

Ducks on the Pond

Decision making from a mallard’s perspective. It's a beautiful evening, let's swim this way. On second thought, maybe the sunset would be better in this direction. Oh yes, it is much better swimming this way. Follow me! Now I'm not so sure, let's discuss this. These indecisive mallards were photographed down at the Courtenay Airpark Lagoon enjoying a beautiful sunset …

Spectacular Snow Geese

Airpark Lagoon, Courtenay, BC I took Clara and Alden out to the Airpark Lagoon yesterday afternoon before dinner – it’s a stroller friendly walk that circles around the Airpark Lagoon and offers fantastic views of the Courtenay estuary. While many use the loop to exercise or to socialize, local naturalists know that it is an excellent place to birdwatch. Many …