James is a Courtenay resident, and an enthusiastic birder and bird photographer. He prefers to photograph the lesser-known and harder-to-find birds in the Comox Valley, but won’t turn down an eagle or owl in front of his lens. From warblers to woodpeckers, sandpipers to sparrows, James is a real bird-lover. If you see a strange man with a large camera on his chest wandering around the Airpark or Seal Bay, feel free to stop him and chat birds, photography, sushi, or anything else.
THE DUBIOUS PLEASURES OF WINTER BIRDING
The first time Tom (not his real name) had someone call the cops on him was in the winter. He was several blocks from where he grew up, binoculars pointed at a bay window in the suburbs of Saanich. To be clear, he was just looking for a Brambling. To be even clearer, a Brambling […]
Words by Jason StrakaPhoto by James Mackenzie