Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Abbotsford

Teal on Ice

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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!

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!

Looking to the Future


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!

On High


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.

All That I Can See


A Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) surveying all it sees on it’s favourite perch, a old stump, in Mill Lake.

A Trio


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!

Nap Time


A pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhychos) found a quite log to have an afternoon nap on!

Looking to the Future


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

Pumpkin Pie, Not


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.

On the Blacktop


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!!

Family Gathering


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!

Any Port in a Storm


A small group of Gulls found this puddle in a vacant lot in Abbotsford, B.C. to be quite to their liking. They became alert and stopped bathing when we pulled up.

Eyes on Me


Got out of the car at the store and notice this guy keeping a close eye on me.

On the Hunt


A Great Blue Heron, having some success catching little silver fish in the marsh. ┬áDon’t know how many of those little guys make up a meal!

A sweet Pile


Three Spring Lambs huddled together enjoying an afternoon in the sun.

A Flock

A flock of Pigeons

A flock of Pigeons


A Crow with a great yummy Grub

A Crow with a great yummy Grub


A Mallard hen, dabbling at the edge of the lake

A Mallard hen, dabbling at the edge of the lake

A Cautious Eye

Here's that Coot again.  It has it's eye on a Bald Eagle in a near by tree!  I would too, if I were prey!

Here’s that Coot again. It has it’s eye on a Bald Eagle in a near by tree! I would too, if I were prey!

I See Your Feet

A Coot!  I love the way this guys feet can be seen in it's reflection!

A Coot! I love the way this guys feet can be seen in it’s reflection!

Another Proud One

A Mallard drake showing off his stuff!

A Mallard drake showing off his stuff!