This gallery contains 4 photos. Northern Flickers are the second largest woodpeckers in North America, but I have had much better luck approaching the much smaller Downies than these. Flickers–both Intergrade and Continue reading
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Wow, a Whimbrel!
This gallery contains 3 photos. The sudden appearance of this late migrant Whimbrel on the south side of the Tsawwassen Ferry Causeway on a very gusty November 19 made us reconsider our decision to leave the area. It was Continue reading
This gallery contains 2 photos. Golden-Crowned Sparrows, like their cousins, the White-Crowned Sparrows, go through distinct changes in seasonal plumage. Photographed in the backyard on October 18. Juveniles and first Continue reading
This gallery contains 2 photos. Call them anti-social, but like Song Sparrows, I have rarely seen White-Crowned Sparrows in the company of their own kind; they are more likely to be fraternizing with the much more social Continue reading
4 Dark-Eyed Juncos
This gallery contains 4 photos. One of the most fun autumn birds I’ve had the opportunity to photograph, since first spotting them in the backyard in 2013. They battle constantly for food (even when there is plenty!), and these Continue reading
This gallery contains 2 photos. This gorgeous loner had no qualms about the myriad of lenses pointed his way on an early sunny fall afternoon at the south side of the Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty. In fact, I’d swear he was Continue reading
Beautiful Masked Bandit!
This gallery contains 3 photos. In the two years since I first spotted one, this is the closest I’ve gotten to a Cedar Waxwing, and its expression is just priceless … somewhere between a question mark and “You’ve got Continue reading
Baron of the Backyard
This gallery contains 3 photos. It is said that the youngest are often the most brash, and, as in the human kingdom, so it is with birds. This fellow has had his “nightcaps” just inches from my face this summer (ever felt Continue reading
A Closeup of Satin Flowers
Satin Flowers really is the alternate name of Pale Yellow-Eyed Grass, and the former label is a lot more charismatic. Photographed at UBC Botanical Gardens on May 24, these flowers grow in a round and blossom in tiers; Continue reading