Tag Archive | Burnaby Lake

Weekend Expedition 39: Winter begins at Burnaby Lake Park


Breeding season is long over, but the eagles still hang out at their nest on the south shore.

I have been super busy this weekend, up at the lab doing work. The semester is coming to an end and I still have so much to do! This weekend expedition was just a couple hour jaunt to Burnaby Lake before heading up to the lab. I hope you enjoy the shots!

We are down to the winter bird fauna now, and Song Sparrows are hanging tough.

This female Wood Duck adds a splash of colour to the wintry scene.


The remains of spawned-out salmon were pretty common out at the mouth of the creek.


Goose bath!


A scaup was diving down and scavenging on dead fish, as were the mallards.


Another Song Sparrow, who was feeding on seeds near the lake.

Weekend Expedition 16: A Grab Bag

Probably the coolest find of teh weekend, this Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa) was the first I have seen on the Mainland.

Probably the coolest find of the weekend, this Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa) at Maplewood Park was the first I have seen on the Mainland.

This Weekend Expedition is actually another composite of three trips:

1) to Burnaby Lake with Mike, Catherine, Viorel and Tavi, stalking the elusive goslings

2) back to Hastings Park in the morning for some early insect shots

3) finally making it out to Maplewood Park in North Vancouver, accompanied by Adam Blake.

It was an exhausting weekend, with fine weather and good company, so I think I will let the images do most of the talking here!

Gallery 1: Burnaby Lake

Gallery 2: Hastings Park

Gallery 3: Maplewood Park