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Raptor Fest

Bard Owl

This little guy was saved after he collided with a station wagon. The Bard Owl spent the last little while in rehabilitation but he was out and about today. You can see his left eye is partially paralyzed from the accident.

Ferruginous Hawk

This Ferruginous Hawk has a smug look but he’s built like an eagle so I’m not going to start anything between us.

A raptor does a fly by just over the heads of the crowd.

A raptor flies-by over head of the crowd.

Jet is only a year old but he's been killing prey at the Vancouver International Airport. Jet is a Peregrin Falcon, which is the fastest animal on the plant.

Jet is only a year old but he’s been killing prey at the Vancouver International Airport for a little while now. If you look at his beak you can see some fresh blood from his last meal. Jet is a Peregrin Falcon, which is the fastest animal on the plant.

Manway the eagle flew away during last year's Raptor Fest. He's back again this year for a stoic photo-op.

Manway the eagle flew away during last year’s Raptor Fest. He’s back again this year for a stoic photo-op.

#PhotoSafari: For The Birds

Angry Birds Bird Canadian Goose Chickadee Eating Seeds Female Wood Duck Fraser Crane Goose Landing Hanging Out on a Post Eating Some Seeds Herron in the Slough Male Wood Duck Mighty Duck Red Winged Black Bird

Limited Possibilities

I just bought a lens off Craigslist and I have never been happier with my photographing future.

It’s the AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 VR and I love what I can do with this thing.

I only spent an hour at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island west of Ladner, B.C.

Two adult tree Swallows perched on a little bird house.

I’ve got a feeling I’ll be spending more time at the local nature parks and bird sanctuaries.

A male Wood Duck doing what Wood Ducks do.

People are serious about bird photography. I walked past a handful of people with huge Canon and Nikon lenses. I thought it was a little excessive but at the same time I wanted to go bigger too.

A couple of Mallards checking out the water.

At the moment, I think the 70-300mm will be just fine.