Tag: Reifel

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Typically found at edges and in open areas within coniferous forests, the Rufous Hummingbird is a wonderful little bird and makes an awesome target to …

 

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

The distinctive plumage makes it pretty easy to identify one of the most colourful waterfowl in North America: the Wood Duck. The picture above is …

 

Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren

A Marsh Wren picking the downy material of a cattail to line its nests—yes plural. Marsh Wrens build several nests in their territory but will …

 

Saw-whet Owl

Saw-whet Owl

Being one of the smallest owls in North America, the Northern Saw-whet is truly hard to spot. It’s not uncommon but usually well hidden and …

 

American Bittern

American Bittern

Well camouflaged between the reeds, Julia and I spotted this American Bittern at Reifel last weekend. Even though we couldn’t change the angle from which …

 

There is no such thing as too close

There is no such thing as too close

As you can see in the video from the previous post, I had a situation with a Sandhill Crane last weekend that could have cost …

 

Call of the Sandhill

Call of the Sandhill

Yesterday, Julia and I had once again an awesome time at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC. Not only was the weather perfect but …

 

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Well, as indicated in the previous post, Julia and I eventually arrived at Reifel last Sunday, and we were still impressed from the Hawk Owl …

 

Finally!

Finally!

After years of unsuccessfully trying to find an owl in the wild, yesterday was my lucky day! Driving down to Reifel (what else can you …

 

There is only one you…

There is only one you…

Looking at the sheer number of these Long-billed Dowitchers at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary made me wonder whether each one of them still has a …