Get out early, get out often (like Terry), there are birds to see!


North Saanich  nesting ospreys

Local photographer and FOSH supporter Terry Venables kindly shared the photos in this post. You can see more of Terry’s work on his blog.


Terry’s success as a photographer depends not only on good equipment and the skills to deploy it but also on knowing his neighbourhood/locale, his “naturehood” and spending time there.  Knowing our “naturehoods” and visting them as quiet witnesses, with or without a camera, has many rewards, not least of them is a kinship with  these spaces and a sense of responsibility for their well-being.  Terry’s photos point to what we could see with our own eyes, the excitement we could share with others.  Like Terry, let’s find out what’s going on in our “naturehoods” by getting out there early and often.

Ringneck ducks 1

Ringneck Ducks


Common Yellowthroat

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes