Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wings on Wednesday


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Backyard Birds: The Northern Flicker

I have a beautiful pair of Northern Flickers visiting my backyard suet feeders, several times a day. This morning, the female arrived first, while her mate waited patiently in a nearby tree. She took her sweet time getting to the block but he didn't fly over until she was through [the last photo shows the male feeding]. See. Chivalry is not dead.








Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wings on Wednesday



Monday, November 15, 2010

Just Ducky!

Here are just some of the ducks I have observed in British Columbia, this year...


Mallard [female]


White-winged Scoter [male]


Ring-necked Duck Pair


Gadwall [male]


Northern Shoveler [female]


Wood Duck [male]


Bufflelhead [male]


American Wigeon [female]


American Wigeon [male]


Northern Pintail [male]


Scaup [female]


Scaup [male]


Hooded Merganser [male]


Hooded Merganser [female]

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday Series: Snow Geese on the Move!

Huge flocks of Snow Geese are arriving from their arctic tundra breeding grounds, on route to agricultural farmlands in British Columbia ~ one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world...







Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wings on Wednesday




Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Moment with the Swans...

I drove out to Westham Island, on Wednesday morning, and as I made my way across the old swing bridge, I noticed a pair of swans wading in the water below. I crossed the bridge and pulled over near the swing operator's booth, grabbed my gear and walked over mid-span.

There they were...two beautiful Mute Swans.

Oddly, while I was shooting them, a lone napping Swan floated into the frame. At first, I thought the napper was a Trumpeter [because of the bill colour], but then I realized it was a juvenile Mute, belonging to the pair.

Sadly, the majority of my Swan photos were over-exposed. Rather than discard them, I added a few effects to each [some more subtle than others]. What do YOU think?


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday





Monday, November 1, 2010

Playful Predator