Nature Through My Lens

Aldergrove

Northern Flicker

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A pretty male Northern Flicker (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.


I’m So Cute …

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… I can hadly stand it! A juvenile female House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) wondering about it’s lot in life! We have had a bunch of these guys around lately.


Delicious

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I can just read this little Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna) mind as she comes into this Rose of Sharon flower. Delicious!


Good Old Dad!

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A pair of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) The adult male on the right and the fledgling getting fed a chunk of Suet.


My Sweet Chicky

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A Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla) takes a look around from the broken branch of a Rose of Sharon bush in our yard.


Pretty Boy

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A male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) enjoying one of the last blooms on our Butterfly Bush.


Fly Through Bath

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A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the spray from our bird baths solar spray nozzel!


Pretty Boy

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A pretty male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)


Having a Rest

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A lovely female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) having a short rest on the branch of a Rose of Sharon bush.


I’m Not Sure …

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… of this flying around business. A House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) in the Jasmine seems to be pondering it’s next move


Scruffy

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Here’s another shot of our old friend Scruffy the Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) It was in fine form today!  Just raring for peanuts.  It puts up quite a fuss when ignored!


A Glint in His Eye

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A pretty male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) drops by for a drink at the bird bath. Often overlooked and distained, the House Sparrow is a beautiful little bird with wonderful markings.


Scruffy

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This is a Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) that we have nicknamed Scruffy, living up to his name!


Goldie

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Just to break the stream of Hummers, here’s an American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)


Anna’s

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A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the flowers of the Lucifer Crocosmia.


Friday Hum

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A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the blooms of the Butterfly bush


Rufous

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Here’s today’s Hummer. A female Rufous (Selasphorus rufus) on a flower from the Butterfly bush. This little lady and a Anna’s spent quite a lot of time on this bush today!


A Chance Encounter

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Here’s something I’ve never seen before. Both of these Hummingbirds are very possessive of their territory. But here they are sitting a couple of feet apart in the same bush. The top one is a female Rufous (Selasphorus rufus) and the bottom one is a female Anna’s (Calypte anna.) Needless to say I was quite happy to get them together!