Birds of Canada: More About the Sandhill Crane

Sandills at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

This image is © Copyright Malu Couttolenc Photography – All Rights Reserved.

I wrote about these beautiful birds before. I like them so much that I made a new post for them.
There are two resident sandhill cranes at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Canada; but many others fly in between late summer and the beginning of winter.
Sandhill  cranes are up to 1.5m high with a 2m wingspan. The patch on their forehead is what makes them apart from other similar birds.
In this image you can take a glance of the chick behind. Colts or chicks stay with their parents until they are about 10 months old when they fly to join other cranes.

  • Camera: NIKON D300s
  • Lens: 70-300 mm   f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter Speed:  1/800
  • F-Stop: f/7.1
  • Focal Length: 300 mm
  • Exposure program: Manual

Text, and photographs are © Copyright Malu Couttolenc and  are not in the public domain. They may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Malu Couttolenc.

Birds at Play

Marsh Wrens at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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These birds were fun to watch, it seemed that they were taking turns to eat; it was like a fun game. I thought of naming this image “Check, bet, call, fold”

If you like bird watching and you enjoy photography you must visit the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta British Columbia; a great opportunity to see all kinds of birds in their natural habitat throughout.
Between October and March you can see snow geese, bald eagles and many other bird species.
The sanctuary is also dedicated to the conservation and promotion of the waterfowl and wetlands in British Columbia.

  • Camera: Nikon D300s
  • Lens: 70-300 mm f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • F-Stop: f/13
  • Focal Length: 155.0 mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual

Text, and photographs are © Copyright Malu Couttolenc and  are not in the public domain. They may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Malu Couttolenc.

Birds of Canada: Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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The great blue heron is the largest of the herons in North America. I love their gray-blue plumage.

Great blue herons stand still waiting for their pray; it could be a fish or a small mammal.

Great blue herons group in colonies or heronies. They can be found close to ponds, estuaries, river banks, and lakes; but you get to see some close to meadows, farms and fields as well.

This image was taken at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC, Canada. If you visit Vancouver, and you love photography and wildlife, don’t miss visitng this beautiful bird sanctuary.

I love this image because it reminds me of a college professor! What do you think?

Camera settings for this image:

  • Camera: NIKON D300s
  • Lens: 70-300 mm   f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter Speed:  1/60
  • F-Stop: f/20
  • Focal Length: 300 mm
  • Exposure program: Manual

Text, and photographs are © Copyright Malu Couttolenc and  are not in the public domain. They may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Malu Couttolenc.