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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A Curious Bufflehead Drake

This gallery contains 2 photos. This is the famed Bufflehead drake sentry that calls Burnaby Lake home, and he takes his patrol duty very seriously — giving me a quick onceover as he swings by the floating dock. Buffleheads are Continue reading

Wildlife Up Close: Green Winged Teal Ducks

This gallery contains 2 photos. I did not expect to get so close to Green Winged Teals. These diminutive dabbling ducks (the smallest species in North America) seem to prefer the sanctuary of remote areas to nest, eat, and flock. Photographed at Piper Spit/Burnaby Lake on November 1.


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