Nature Through My Lens

Aldergrove

Northern Flicker

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A pretty male Northern FlickerĀ (Colaptes auratus) red shaft, perched on the edge of our bird bath just after he had a drink!


To the Last Drop

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A male Anna’s Hummingbird Calypte anna) taking advantage of the last of the quickly fading Rose of Sharon flowers.


Innocence Plus

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An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) perches on a branch of the Rose of Sharon bush. It was quite windy today and I think the birds were feeling the cold.


Strike a Pose

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A most handsome male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) perched on the top rail of a fence.


A Gaggle

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This morning we had about 80 Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) in the Corn stubble field across the road from us. This is part of that group. The forground vegetation is Blackberry bushes. This is the only thing separating the geese from our street. Mind you it is about 7 feet high! A bunch of Crows were also in on the feast.


On Watch

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A female House FInch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting in the Rose of Sharon Bush. She was keeping a sharp eye on something out there!


Goldfinch

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A male American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) in his fall and winter colours. He just finished have a good preen and is thinking quite well of himself! Showing a white spot on his forehead I think he has a bit of Leucism.