2020 May Squamish Estuary Birds

The Squamish Estuary is quite active right now (early May) and it was great to see the Tree Swallows setting up their homes in the bird boxes in the estuary along the railway tracks. The common Yellowthroat Warblers were also busy along with Red-wing Blackbirds and a variety of sparrows, ducks and geese. It is often difficult to ID wading… Read the rest “2020 May Squamish Estuary Birds”

2019 September, Gran Fondo

On Saturday, Sept 7th, we had to drive into Vancouver and passed many of the 4,500 cyclists participating in the 10th annual Gran Fondo. The ride started from Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver, crossed the Lions Gate bridge and followed the beautiful Sea-to-Sky highway through Squamish and finally to Whistler. The total distance of the ride is 122 km with… Read the rest “2019 September, Gran Fondo”

2019 June Squamish Estuary

Dort and I went for a walk through the Squamish estuary this afternoon. Despite it being late in the day, there was lots of bird activity, including a large flock of the beautiful Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) were feasting on Mountain Ash berries. We also saw a number of flickers, humming birds, and bear scat – the foxgloves are just… Read the rest “2019 June Squamish Estuary”