This week I spent some time with my friends Bill Edwards and Greg Green visiting the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in British Columbia, Canada. It was nice to get out shooting again and it only made me that much more anxious to get out traveling again! This is the longest stretch I’ve been home in the past 40 years or so by a long shot. The variety of birds and their fearlessness when it comes to human visitors was remarkable.
Enjoy, and stay tuned for more new shots from the field as I ease back in to traveling!
Some of you may have seen my July 8th post about the tiny hummingbird nest I discovered clinging to a branch on one of my Japanese maples. I was able to get a few more photos before the last of the fledgelings flew the nest. He was a fat little guy and very demanding on his parents!
If you create a natural habitat you soon get wild animals to share the space. I invite you to see my garden up close on July 20th during the West Seattle Garden Tour (WSGT). I will be on hand to greet visitors and sell and sign books as a benefit for WSGT
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The WSGT donates net proceeds of the event to support Seattle-based community gardens and other non-profits that promote horticulture, education, or the arts.
Look what I discovered in one of my trees when I was pruning with my friend!
If you create a natural habitat you soon get wild animals to share the space with. I unfortunately left for a trip right after discovering these cute little guys and figured they would fly the nest before my return. I sent requests to several of my friends to go photograph them while I was away. My assistant Libby Pfeiffer made it up there over the weekend and got some nice shots. She reported the mother was vary concerned about her presence, and would only land on the opposite side from her camera. You can see how much they grew in a few short days! Also, I want to mention to those near Seattle, if you want to check out my garden, it will be part of the West Seattle Garden Tour on July 20th. I will be there to greet visitors and sign books.
We had a few days of fairly clear weather in the Pacific Northwest, so I decided to head back up to Canada to photograph snowy owls. The light did not disappoint & I was able to get much better shots than I got in December. This large gathering of migrating Snowy Owls happens about every ten years.