May 24

Grebes Courtship Dance

2010 • Posted by Kai @ 1:23 PM

A friend of my took a series of Grebes Courtship Dance last year, which amazed me badly and making me planed this trip to Salmon Arm this year. Unfortunately, the beautiful Grebes Courtship Dance always happened away form the shore, and I did not get close enough to take clear pictures from the wharf.

I saw another photographer who also taking pictures at the same area, but he worn a chest wader with the camouflage decoy and went down to morass, where is a lot closer to the Grebes. If I would be here again next year and I am going to do the same.

More Salmon Arm Birding Pictures are located at Birding: Salmon Arm Album.

May 22

Birding at Salmon Arm

2010 • Posted by Kai @ 1:22 PM

Salmon Arm is a Southern Interior city of British Columbia, where on the shores of Shuswap Lake. The large numbers of different kinds of birds migrated to this area for breeding and nesting from April to June ever year, especially the spectacular Grebes Courtship Dance can be easily seen just right at Marine Park at the wharf.

I took quite a few bird pictures including Osprey, Bald Eagle, Geese, Great Blue Heron, etc., and some of them are my Lifers like Ring-necked Pheasants, Western and Clark’s Grebes, and American Coots.

Western Grebes

Ring-necked Pheasant

American Coot


May 08

iPod Reparation

2010 • Posted by Kai @ 6:43 PM

I have recently repaired my obsolete 4th Generation iPod by myself. This device has been collecting dust on the top of the shelf more than a year, and I just replaced its battery and hard drive, which I purchased on eBay with very little money. I have also added an earphone amp and some other accessories to upgrade its sound quality. Now my old iPod is back and functioning again.

The list of my portable audio gears
Player: iPod 20G 4th Generation
Line Out Dock: NORDOST Cable & PAILICCS Plug
Amplifier: Little Dot MK1+ Portable Headphone Amp
Earphones: Ultimate Ears 5 Extended Bass
Earphone Tips: Comply Tx-500 Foam Integrated Wax-Guard Eartips
Earphone Cable: Null Audio Studio, Enyo Silver Upgrade Cable with PAILICCS Plug

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