Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Ladner

Outta here

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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.


Swimming Proud

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A Ring-necked Duck and his reflection


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.


Like My New House!

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A hen House Sparrow checking out her surroundings from the door of her new house.


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.


Synchronicity

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A pair of Snow Geese, flying in perfect unison!


Shovelers

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A pair of drake Northern Shovelers working along the bank of the pond at the bird sanctuary.


Sandhills on Alert

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Two of a trio of Sandhill Cranes have their attention drawn by something across the pond.


On Watch

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A female Red-winged Blackbirds on one of her favourite perches.


Safe & Sound

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An alert Song Sparrow in the bushes.


Crazy Doo

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A female Hooded Merganser chugging her way across the pond.


GBH

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A Great Blue Heron, (GBH) perched on a deadfall birch tree.  This bird had quite stunning colours.


Discipline

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Here’s a couple of Canada Geese.  Big Daddy didn’t like the flirting that was going on with another Daddy close by.


Hungry

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A hungry Mallard hen getting a snack from my grandson.

Photo taken by my granddaughter!


Elegant

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A Gadwall Drake


An Afternoon Nap

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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.


Yes, We’re a Pair

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Mallards


Out for Dinner

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Here’s a pair of Green-winged Teal feeding.

They must be out on a date!


Ready for Action

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Here’s a Canada Goose letting a rival know that he’s ready for action and will defend his territory.


Chug Chugging

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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!


In His Finest

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Here’s a Northern Pintail all dressed up in his finest colours for Spring.  Somehow they always remind me of handsome gentlemen!  Elegant.


At Rest

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A Greater Yellowlegs takes a break and puts it’s leg up after a busy morning hunting for worms on the mud flats.


Her Good Side

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This lovely Mallard hen was happy to have her portrait taken!