Sunday, October 2, 2011
Went out this morning with no real destination in mind.
Ended up at Deer Lake and was witness to a great number of Yellow-rumped warblers working the sun-lit trees, no Green herons however.
After shooting a few warblers and an obliging Downy Woodpecker i decided to head over to Burnaby Lake and Piper Spit.
I guess i shouldn't have been surprised to see so many photogs already there, i didn't know any of them and decided to concentrate on a pair of Long-billed Dowitchers snoozing in front of me.
The waiting game began as i wanted to get the bird in an alert (awake) position with both legs showing. Often they like to stand on one leg while resting but it's never as satisfying as a shot with two legs IMO.
Of course i wanted a nice low angle so laid down on the pier to get more of an eye level shot. Getting isolation as always at Piper Spit was tough, so many birds wandering all over.