A Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicenis) hunting over a winter Raspberry field. Mountains in the background.
A pair of Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) have a bit of a struggle on the very thin ice, falling through a couple of times!
Here’s Eight Mallards (Anas platyrhychos), four pair, four male, four females. All were asleep with their heads down. Something made a noise and all the males popped up. Females weren’t bothered and kept sleeping! Who has their priorities right!
A drake Mallard (Anas platyrhychos) looks out across the water of Mill Lake. I’m always amazed how that Green head can change colour in the light!
An American Coot ( Fulica americana) scratching around in the undergrowth at the edge of Mill Lake. The size of the Coots feet always amazes me!
A Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) sits at the top of it’s nest tree surveying the mountain side as the clouds brush past the high ridge.
A Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) surveying all it sees on it’s favourite perch, a old stump, in Mill Lake.
A trio of drake Buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) hanging out with a group of mixed ducks at Mill Lake in Abbotsford. I really like the action and different colours of the water in this shot!
A pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhychos) found a quite log to have an afternoon nap on!
A regal Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) looking into the setting sun.
In the remains of a farmers Pumpkin field the crows found a feast. They are either eating the broken Pumpkin pieces or the grubs and bugs attracted by the Pumpkin. Hard to tell which.
Here’s another Costco Parking lot bird. This rather angry looking guy is a Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus.) What a handle he has! I didn’t realize how much stuff was left by people until I got down to his level!!
The cars zoom in and the cars zoom out. People walk by underneath, close. None of this family of Brewer’s Blackbirds (Euphagus cyanocephalus) seem to care at all. In the parking lot of Costco in Abbotsford there are a number of these trees. Almost each has some birds in it! Must be an old habitat for them!