I was worried that it might rain here in Burnaby during my walk, but it only did briefly at the end of the walk.
Walking through the marshy area, I saw my first hummingbird of the year!
I believe it is an Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), but it was too far away and was backlit to see clearly.
Stretching its wings.
Despite the warm weather today, the lakeside were all frozen - probably from last night. Someone nicely put out seeds along the walkway for the birds.
Feasted by this Dark-eyed Junco, for example.
There were plenty of waterfowls in the lake too.
Watching this female Hooded Merganser attempting to swallow a fish she caught. Successful in the end.
Also saw several Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) today.
Male and female.
Many gulls around as well.
The sky presented beautiful background at the dark trees.
Almost one full trip around the lake.
The clouds parted in a weird way - dome-like.
At the Beaver Creek Biofiltration Pond, I saw a Hooded Merganser pair and a long Great Blue Heron.
I miss seeing these shy birds. I don't see them as often now living here farther away from Terra Nova.
The lonely GBH.
Heading back to meet up with my mother.