Field Notes – Stanley Park, November 14, 2013

<p><i>Poecile rufescens</i>, Parulidae<br />
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Poecile rufescens, Parulidae
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p><i>Larus glaucescens</i>, Laridae<br />
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Glaucous-winged Gull

Larus glaucescens, Laridae
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p><i>Aix sponsa</i>, Anatidae<br />
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Male Wood Duck

Aix sponsa, Anatidae
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p>Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Beaverlake Beaver Lodge

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p><i>Sciurus carolinensis</i>, Sciuridae<br />
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Eastern Grey Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis, Sciuridae
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p><i>Tamiasciurus douglasii</i>, Sciuridae<br />
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Juvenile Douglas Squirrel

Tamiasciurus douglasii, Sciuridae
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p><i>Regulus satrapa</i>, Regulidae<br />
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Regulus satrapa, Regulidae
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p>Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Shadowy Trunks

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p>Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Stanley Park Causeway

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p>Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 35 mm f/1.8<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

That's a Big Tree

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 35 mm f/1.8
November 14, 2013

<p>Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Armada of Anchored Ships

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p>Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Siwash Rock

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p>Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Seawall

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p>Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

Second Beach Mulligan

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

<p>Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2013</p>

English Bay Sunset

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2013

As I mentioned in a previous photo of the week Sara and I visited Stanley Park on a sunny day last month. For a change on this outing we headed for Beaver Lake instead of Lost Lagoon.

There was lots of bird activity around Beaver Lake with the usual sparrows plus a score of extremely bold Chestnut-backed Chickadees. While I’m familiar with the Black-capped Chickadees of Hawrelak Park, Edmonton eating from the hand, these Chestnut-backed Chickadees seemed much more insistent swooping in at the merest suggestion of an outstretched hand. In comparison the few Black-capped Chickadees present seemed much more skittish. Other notable sightings from around Beaver Lake included a White-throated Sparrow and a Sharp-shinned Hawk. There was also a late Autumn Meadowhawk that deftly avoid being photographed by landing directly on my face.

After circling the lake we headed west through the forest crossing the Stanely Park Causeway and ending up just south of Third Beach. As we headed back south along the seawall there was some great warm light as the sun set making for some beautiful photo opportunities. Our outing lasted 3 hours and in that time we covered 6.2 km and spotted 31 species of birds. For a full list see the kmz file below.



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