Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “B.C.

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!


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!


Lefty

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Here’s my fine feathered friend, Lefty, a Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) giving me that where’s the peanuts look!


Anna’s

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Here’s my Hummer of the day! I almost feel like apologizing for all the Hummers, but they are going mad with the Crocosmias and I have to follow suite!

This is a Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) female.


Corn, Anyone!

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A male Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) on a fence post.


Goldie

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A dominant American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) male perched on a branch. I say dominant becuase he spends half his day chasing away other Goldies from the feeders in our yard!


Red Wing

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A Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)


Tuckered Out

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A female fledgling House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) has had a busy day. Just new to this world she’s learning how to get around. But, all the activicty has worn her out and she has a little rest in a Hawthorne bush. That big thorn will definitely stop her from tipping to the right!


Ducks in a Row

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Is there anything cuter that a cluster of Mallard ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos)


Who, Who Are You!

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A adult Barred Owl (Strix varia) came out to visit us along the edge of the trail on our afternoon hike. We heard that it was in the area, and we very lucky to see it! I’m pleased as it’s a lifer for me!


Watching

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An immature male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) sitting high in a tree, keeping an eye on things going on around it.


Brown-headed Beauty

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A Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) here perched in a flowering bush, resplendant in his shiny Spring plumage.


All Alone

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A single Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus). They usually stay together in flocks buzzing with activity. This is a Pacific morph and in his Sping colours is probably looking for a mate.


Eyes on Me

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


Ditch Ducks

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A pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) on the side of a reasonably busy road. It seems they have made their Spring home in the ditch below. Both stood calmly while we drove by. I took the shot out the window of the car!


Crazy Doo

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A Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) in the bushes taking a break from trying to feed in the pouring rain. There are six subspecies of Junco, this one in an Oregon.
I love the hairdo this bird has! Wet feathers, what can one do!


Blowing in the Wind

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A Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) perched in it’s usual daylight perch, deep in the branches. This one seems a bit annoyed with it’s head plumes blowing in the wind. It had been sleeping until the plumes started whipping about!


Checking out the New House

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A Tree Swallow, checking out a nest box at the Bird Sanctuary.


Free on the Wing

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A small flock of Pigeons out for their afternoon flight around the seed mill at the local Coop. Pigeons seem to have such fun flying, swooping and diving. Wish I could join them!


Standing Proud

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A proud Mew Gull (larus canus) standing on the sand at White Rock while the tide is out. I believe this to be an adult Nonbreeding bird.


Birds Galore

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┬áThis flock of Gulls, about 90 of them with sitting in the field until we drove up, then they took off. Also on the field were a bunch of ducks. Find the Mallards here! Also in the trees there’s about 35 crows and over the other way a Bald Eagle. So it was productive!


Wing Span

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A Great Blue Heron (Andea herodias) in a local farmers field hunting for summer. We stopped on the road and I guess it didn’t like our presence, even though we were a distance away. It started to leave and then decided to stay after this great wing display!


Her Own Sunlight

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A pretty Mallard hen (Anas platyrhynchos) has found her own spot of sunlight to bring out her best.


Gull Country

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As the Sun goes down the locals gather at the end of the rock jetty, in White Rock