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Swimming Proud

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A Ring-necked Duck and his reflection

Blowing in the Wind

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A Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) perched in it’s usual daylight perch, deep in the branches. This one seems a bit annoyed with it’s head plumes blowing in the wind. It had been sleeping until the plumes started whipping about!

I See You

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An Intergrade Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) close up. It knows I’m standing there, but is too interested in the suet feeder at its feet to fly away. An Intergrade is a cross between a Yellow Shafted Flicker and a Red Shafted Flicker.

Checking out the New House

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A Tree Swallow, checking out a nest box at the Bird Sanctuary.

Spring is in the Air

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Two male Ring-necked Ducks (Aythya collaris) swimming along behind a female Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) Ah well, it’s Spring and who cares is she don’t look like Mama!

As Happy as a Duck…

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Happy as a Duck…
…in water! A flock of Mallards are probably the only ones that are enjoying the flooded streams in and around Fort Langley. After lots of snow, we are back to our usual wet Spring. New growth is obvious on the background trees.

Singing for a Sweetie

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A male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) putting on his best Springtime display, hoping to attract a female who is close by.