Mandarin Duck: From Molt to Magnificent

This gallery contains 5 photos. Over the course of several months this year, I had the privilege of witnessing one of Nature’s most stunning creatures undergo a stunning transformation from egad-what-on-earth-is-that to drop-dead-gorgeous. 

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Steller’s Jay(s)

This gallery contains 3 photos. Those rich azure feathers make it one of the most recognizable and attractive birds in Metro Vancouver, but I’ve never had much luck with that master of mimicry, the Steller’s Jay. The official  Continue reading