Originally I wanted to use my month bus pass for one final long birding day-trip (i.e. Stanley Park). In the end, I ended up going to Richmond Nature Park with my mother, and boy, did I glad I did - because I got lots of good photos as well as a final lifer of 2010!
Overall, 2010 has been a memorable year - working with and meeting new people, learning new things, absorbing new information, spending a lot time with wildlife in the outdoors and more. I hope 2011 can be just as exciting.
Now, some photos from Richmond Nature Park. First, some non-bird photos.
Just like the feeling this image provokes.
Frost on wooden fence. Wish I captured it better, but it was really neat to look at the frost close-up.
We arrived at the park right on time as the interpreter (?) just put out some food for the birds (for the day or will someone feed them again until the next work-day? My mother was worried.)
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) - I think.
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) - male.
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) - my sharpest photos of juncos ever!
Now, for my last lifer of 2010! I first knew about the presence of this bird from this post at Rock Paper Lizard. However, I didn't see the bird the last time I was there, but with some luck from my mother today, we saw this magnificently white pheasant feeding just below the feeders!
Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera)