Yesterday I initially was going to check out a new birding spot, either Maple Wood or Boundary Bay. However it was pouring profusely in the afternoon. By the time we had lunch and run a few errands the rain had stopped and there were moments of sunshine. I had seen on Flickr and WordPress that there was a few unique birds hanging out at Jericho and Lacarno beaches, so I thought I’d get a quick visit to the beach and go check it out.
As soon as we parked (at Spanish Banks) I noticed this large bird out on a little patch of sand that was sticking out, it was low tide and the water gets really shallow pretty far out there. I couldn’t quite make it out with my eyes, but I could tell it was quite large. After examining my photos I’m pretty sure that was a Golden Eagle (what do you think?).
The pictures aren’t the greatest, but best I could do with my 300mm lens. I tried to get a little closer but the Eagle flew away. I snapped a few shots as it was leaving, but the result is distant and fuzzy. (Next on my wishlist is a bigger lens … but that won’t be for sometime. )
The next bird I saw was a good find (stay tuned for tomorrow’s post)….