Saturday, February 13, 2010

Westham Island Birds: A Photo Album

February is an exciting time for birdwatchers, here on the west coast of British Columbia. Many birds are just starting to arrive from warmer climates, while others are getting ready to fly further north. Here are just some of my February 2010 observations ...

A Song Sparrow [a fixture year-round]

A female Red-wing Blackbird [Normally a Spring a shade early this year]

A Golden-crowned Sparrow [A winter visitor]

A Black-capped Chickadee [a fixture year-round]

A pair of Mallards [a fixture year-round]

A good look at a Male Mallard

Sandhill Crane [Normally here only in Summer but not this year. Observed all year]

Trumpeter Swans [A winter visitor]

A male Northern Shoveler [A winter visitor]

A female Northern Shoveler

A male Bufflehead [A winter visitor]

A female Lesser Scaup [A winter visitor]

A male Lesser Scaup [A winter visitor]

A small family of Scaups

An American Coot [a fixture year-round]

A pair of Hooded Mergansers [A winter visitor]

A good look at a male Hooded Merganser

A Great Blue Heron [a fixture year-round]

A nice group of Wood Ducks [a fixture year-round]

A good look at a female Wood Duck

An American Wigeon [A winter visitor]

I am really looking forward to sharing our west coast 2010 Spring birds with you. Move over clouds and rain; bring on the sunshine!


  1. Wonderful photos of some really nice birds


  2. A great selection of pictures, always a pleasure to take a look at your blog.