An American Coot dives just as the shutter clicks. I am very interested in time and water movement. This is a great example of both.
A Ring-necked Duck and his reflection
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!
A Tree Swallow, checking out a nest box at the Bird Sanctuary.
A hen House Sparrow checking out her surroundings from the door of her new house.
A pretty Mallard hen (Anas platyrhynchos) has found her own spot of sunlight to bring out her best.
A pair of Snow Geese, flying in perfect unison!
A pair of drake Northern Shovelers working along the bank of the pond at the bird sanctuary.
Two of a trio of Sandhill Cranes have their attention drawn by something across the pond.
A female Red-winged Blackbirds on one of her favourite perches.
An alert Song Sparrow in the bushes.
A female Hooded Merganser chugging her way across the pond.
A Great Blue Heron, (GBH) perched on a deadfall birch tree. This bird had quite stunning colours.
Here’s a couple of Canada Geese. Big Daddy didn’t like the flirting that was going on with another Daddy close by.
A hungry Mallard hen getting a snack from my grandson.
Photo taken by my granddaughter!
A Gadwall Drake
An immature Black-crowned Night Heron in it’s favourite perch, deep in the branches of a tree. It’s nocturnal and sleeps throughout the day.
Here’s a pair of Green-winged Teal feeding.
They must be out on a date!
Here’s a Canada Goose letting a rival know that he’s ready for action and will defend his territory.
Here’s a Scaup of one kind or the other. Greater or Lesser. Hard to tell apart from this angle. I love the way ducks move the water around when they are swimming. We generally only see it in a still shot. I also really like his gold eye!
Here’s a Northern Pintail all dressed up in his finest colours for Spring. Somehow they always remind me of handsome gentlemen! Elegant.
A Greater Yellowlegs takes a break and puts it’s leg up after a busy morning hunting for worms on the mud flats.
This lovely Mallard hen was happy to have her portrait taken!