Nov 14

Supermoon, 2016

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 10:35 PM

It’s been raining for more than a month already, I was a little bit worry if I can still get a chance to see the supermoon tonight. Although the rain has stop today, but the sky is still very cloudy and can not really see the moon. I was keep going in and out to check the sky, and finally got a clear view of the moon at 8:45pm.

The moon was 356,511 kilometres away from the center of Earth, the closest occurrence since January 26, 1948, appearing 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual. Missed this time then you will have to wait until November 25, 2034.

Jul 31

Pacific-slope Flycatcher @ Pitt-Addington Marsh

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 11:09 PM

Took a walk at Pitt River tail and found this little guy jumped around in the trees. It was close to sunset so the light quality wasn’t good. The shutter speed of this picture is very low so the image is kind of blurry.

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)

Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Scientific name: Empidonax difficilis
Higher classification: Empidonax

Also this Rufous Hummingbird suddenly flew to in front of my camera when I was to focus on a Yellow Warbler. Too bad no Yellow Warbler picture but got a nice shot of the hummingbird :)

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)

Jul 30

Eastern Kingbird @ Colony Farm

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 11:09 PM

Spent the evening at Colony Farm but didn’t see too much going today. Thanks for a friend pointing me a Kingbird, even though it was quite far away.

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)

Eastern Kingbird
Scientific name: Tyrannus tyrannus
Higher classification: Kingbird

Jul 24

Song Sparrow Singing

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 5:14 PM

Spent a few hours at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Saturday. It was a hot summer afternoon, everything is quiet so as the birds. Two singing Sound Sparrows were the highlight today.

Song Sparrow Singing

Song Sparrow Singing

Song Sparrow
Scientific name: Melospiza melodia
Higher classification: Aves

Jul 23

Young Sandhill Crane

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 5:18 PM

Young Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane
Scientific name: Grus canadensis
Higher classification: Grus

Jul 21

Rufous & Anna’s

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 9:47 PM

Two hummingbirds taken in Richmond Nature Park.

Rufous Hummingbird ?
Rufous Hummingbird
Scientific name: Selasphorus rufus
Higher classification: Selasphorus

Anna's Hummingbird ?
Anna’s Hummingbird
Scientific name: Calypte anna
Higher classification: Calypte

Jul 14

Red-breasted Nuthatch & Song Sparrow

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 9:42 PM

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Scientific name: Sitta canadensis
Higher classification: Sitta

Song Sparrow Juvenile
Song Sparrow Juvenile
Scientific name: Melospiza melodia
Higher classification: Melospiza

Jul 10

Mourning Dove & House Finch

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 9:37 PM

Mourning Dove ?
Mourning Dove
Scientific name: Zenaida macroura
Higher classification: Zenaida doves

House Finch ?

House Finch ?
House Finch
Scientific name: Haemorhous mexicanus
Higher classification: Rosefinch

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