A female Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) afloat in a pond covered in reflections from the surrounding trees and undergrowth!
I love reflections!
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.
Canada Geese enjoying a little bit of afternoon sun
A beautiful drake Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) standing on a big log in the water at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ladner, B.C. The sun was lighting this guy up quite nicely!
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!
Two male Ring-necked Ducks (Aythya collaris) swimming along behind a female Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) Ah well, it’s Spring and who cares is she don’t look like Mama!
A male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) putting on his best Springtime display, hoping to attract a female who is close by.
A hen House Sparrow checking out her surroundings from the door of her new house.
A Northern Shoveler (Anus clypeata) swimming with his reflection
A male Wood Duck
A pair of Northern Pintail hens in the green water of their pond
A pretty Mallard hen (Anas platyrhynchos) has found her own spot of sunlight to bring out her best.
A beautiful hen Wood Duck. Not at outlandish as her mate but she definitley has charms of her own. Her mate is in the background.
A Eared Grebe leaving a trail in the water so it knows where it’s been!
Two Northern Pintail drakes feeding.
An American Wigeon hen on a golden pond
Here is yesterdays mate. A male Hooded Merganser. He has such a wonderful hood. Here he is an a golden hour pond. The movement of water and light and reflection interests me a great deal. This is a great example.
A hen Hooded Merganser.
A juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticoras nycticorax) hiding in the shadows.
A gathering of the guys! Red-winged Blackbirds that is.
Probably discussing the best route south!
As Geese fly overhead and you look up they will flare away from you. Self preservation at it’s best
Two Canada Geese come in for a landing after a fly around the pond
A Red-winged Blackbird hen.