Nature Through My Lens

Aldergrove

New Boy

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Here’s a new boy to the neighbourhood. The weather has been mild so he may be checking out other yards, as they stay pretty close to their feeders this time of the year. He’s a rather stern looking Anna’s Hummingbird male, (Calypte anna) and he’s perched on a Rose of Sharon Bush.


Out in the Rain

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A pretty orange morph female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) perches in a Japanese Maple in the rain.


On the Roof

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Sitting on the roof of a birdhouse is a Northwest Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)


January Hum

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Here’s my fearless male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna). He’s braved the wind and rain and snow and ice and is still with us.


The Bane…

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…to photography! There’s always that branch or that powerline or whatever, in the way. This beauty was quite a ways away from me, and I used full zoom on my P900 and didn’t see the branch. If I would I would have moved down a wee bit and maybe got rid of the branch. Anyway, here’s a beautiful Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in all it’s splendor!


Out in the Rain

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A pair of female House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting on the end of a branch of the Japanese Maple. They were eating the buds off the Maple!


A New Visitor

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Yesterday, this fine fellow showed up in our yard. It’s a lifer for me and I was quite happy to see this Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea). It was here again today and spent most of the day here. Seeing it’s usaully a flock bird, I’m thinking this one got blown of track with the weather.