Nature Through My Lens

B.C.

Varied Thrush

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A Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) kicking around in the snow looking for seed.


Purple Finch

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A Purple Finch (

) perched in a big Cedar tree, with the Sun shining through.


All My Ducks in a Row

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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!


Song Sparrow

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A very pretty Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)


Fish for Lunch Too

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Here’s another Eagle shot. This one an immature Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) with a lovely dead Salmon for lunch. This guy will be White by next year. You can just see the white coming in around it’s bill, which will also turn colour as it ages!


Fishing

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A Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) busy fishing off the White Rock pier.


Lunch

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A Common Loon (Gavia immer) enjoying a bit of fish for lunch.


Looking to the Future

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A regal Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) looking into the setting sun.


Two Mallards

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Here’s an archive shot from a couple of years back that I’ve always liked!  A pair of Mallard drakes, Anas platyrhychos.


On Pose

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This pretty Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) has become a regular visitor to our suet feeder.


At Ease

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I haven’t had a Stellar’s for awhile. Here is one of our troop. We have five regulars that visit every day and relieve us of a bag of peanuts. A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) or Scruffy, if you like!


Towhee

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A immature Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) takens advantage of a saucer full of Niger seed in our garden. We have been watching this bird grow up all summer. It is finally beginning to look like a Towhee!


Sunday Hum

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Another shot of the Hummer series. A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) catches the sun as she sits on a branch of our Butterfly bush.


Piney

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A Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) in a small tray feeder my wife has loaded with Niger Seed. These guys love it along with the Goldfinches! The blue background is thanks to the neigbours blue playhouse for his daughter!


Hummer of the Day

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Here’s a male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) in the Honeysuckle. A moment before he had two other Hummers looking for a showdown! My boy was the successful one in that duel!


Sunday Hum

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A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) perched on a branch in the HoneySuckles. He has just been enjoying their fines nectar!  This is a young bird.  His goret is filling in nicely.  He’s been with us all summer!


Hummer of the day

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This is a young male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) sitting on a Crocosmia plant while attempting the feed. They have the habit of pushing their bill through the flower to get at the juice! He needs a bit of practice!


Dove

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A Eurasian Collared-dove (Streptopelia decaocto) waiting on a branch until it’s safe to drop onto the feeder


Photobomb

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Here’s an American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) getting photobombed by a like bird.


All Alone in the Blue

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A Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) perched the very top branches of a dead tree.


Sing

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Sing my beauty. A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) doing what they are famous for, singing! A pretty song it did sing!


The Family

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Here’s another shot of the whole family of Pied-billed Grebes (Podilymbus podiceps)


Hanging Out…

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…by the pool! A small group of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) by the edge of one of the ponds at Jackman Wetlands! They were so at ease, soaking in the sun and chillin’


Prime

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A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) on the birdbath in our yard. This is an adult in it’s prime, and has a wonderful full crest. It loves it’s peanuts and must have made off with at least a dozen out of the feeder!