A Quick Stop at Reifel and the Lunar Eclipse

It was about 1:30 when we got off the ferry, coming back from Victoria. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we wanted to get a little bit more out of it. As it was on the way home, we decided to stop at Reifel and see what was going on at the Bird Sanctuary. 

The little nuthatch was the first unusual bird we saw.

It was pretty quiet as we wandered the grounds. There were the usual year-round inhabitants, but nothing really unusual. I think we were still a bit early for the fall migration, or the wintering birds. We'll have to go back and check it out at a later date.

The chickadee was working hard on the sunflower seed.

Quite unusually, the junco was sticking around to have his picture taken.

Female northern shoveler. 

Action shot!

Before leaving Westham Island, we stopped at the farm to pick up some veggies. On the way out, we noticed that the bald eagle was up in the tree, at the nest. We stopped for a bit and managed to get some pictures.

Of course, Sunday night was the big lunar eclipse and the "supermoon". I setup my camera and tripod on the roof, and waited for it to get dark. It's really hard to focus on the moon when it's eclipsed like that, so the pics aren't great.