Mar 22

Some Birds from Mexico

2015 • Posted by Kai @ 1:31 PM

Just came back from my Mexico trip. Here are some random shots when I stay in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.

Royal Tern
Royal Tern

Neotropic Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant

Great Egret
Great Egret

Iguana
Iguana

Jun 03

Bathroom

2014 • Posted by Kai @ 11:11 PM

I always ask myself that is it a good idea to buy an old townhouse then renovate by myself? The renovation has been on and off for more than 2 years, and it is still ongoing. For sure it saves a lot of money by DIY but really takes time, and the worst part is you feel you are living in a construction site.

The renovation still has about 10% to be finished and I hope I can get it done this summer.

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May 12

Architecture Portfolio 2014

2014 • Posted by Kai @ 10:58 PM

Just updated my architecture portfolio to 2014 edition.

Dec 24

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year 2014

2013 • Posted by Kai @ 1:31 AM

I wish everybody a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Humming Xmas Card

Dec 22

White-crowned Sparrow

2013 • Posted by Kai @ 12:56 AM

Went to Boundary Bay in a cold day and saw many white-crowned sparrows gathering on one tree. The birds look more roundish in the chilly weather because they were all puffed up to stay warm.

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) is a medium-sized sparrow native to North America, but the northern weather making these little guys even harder to find the food in winter. Appreciation for whoever hanged out the feeders in their yard.

White-crowned Sparrow
Adult

White-crowned Sparrow
Adult

White-crowned Sparrow
Juvenile Plumage

Dec 19

Bird – Cold

2013 • Posted by Kai @ 3:18 PM

It is not like bird flu or some kind of disease, it was me caught cold while birding at Boundary Bay. The weather forecast says it would be partly cloudy with sunny break in the afternoon but actually not, it was gloomy all day and getting colder and colder in the afternoon.

I felt cold and sick when I get home, and spent whole day next day lying on the bed. Aww….

Dec 16

Northern Shrike

2013 • Posted by Kai @ 12:02 AM

Not the decent shots but it is my first Northern Shrike. Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a large songbird species in the shrike family (Laniidae), males and females are similar in plumage. I saw this guy standing on the top of the tree so I quickly took some shots from distance. When I try to get closer to get a better view then it flew away. Darn, but it was part of fun for birding~

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Dec 03

Long-eared Owl

2013 • Posted by Kai @ 5:53 PM

Actually I don’t like shooting photos on the sunny day, it makes the images too much contrasted. Especially when you are shooting wild animals that you don’t get the chance to compensate the lighting.

The Long-eared Owls (Asio otus) is a medium sized owl. Although it is classified as the nocturnal species perhaps most easily seen perched in a tree in its daytime roost, sometimes in small groups during the winter months. I have seen the Short-eared Owls several times, but The Long-eared is my first time, if the zoo doesn’t count :)

As I said, the pictures turned out great, but I really don’t like the strong contrasted and the shadow of the branches. May go there again on a slightly cloudy day.

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