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british columbia

  1. Osprey


    First Osprey of the year I've seen returning to this stadium lightstand that is used every summer.
  2. Say's Phoebe

    Say's Phoebe

    Phoebe resting
  3. Common Goldeneye

    Common Goldeneye

  4. Common Goldeneye

    Common Goldeneye

  5. Spotted Towhee

    Spotted Towhee

  6. Green-winged Teal

    Green-winged Teal

    GW Teal pair cruising on the wider parts of the marsh
  7. Common Merganser

    Common Merganser

    After spending time on the river shore this female merganser took off downriver
  8. Western Bluebird

    Western Bluebird

  9. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

    Ruby-crowned Kinglet

  10. Spotted Towhee

    Spotted Towhee

    Male Towhee that made a brief appearance out from the bushes. There were several in the area, some I saw and others I could hear. They are very shy but noisy when rummaging through brush.
  11. House Finch

    House Finch

    A colourful guy with a very serious look. This furtive House Finch was a challenge to capture through the bushes but I found the orange tinge to be quite unusual.
  12. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck

    Wood Duck pair
  13. Dusky Grouse

    Dusky Grouse

  14. Canada Goose

    Canada Goose

    Goose landing on a pond which has recently unfrozen
  15. Black-capped Chickadee

    Black-capped Chickadee

    Frequently found bird in our area, usually in groups of two or more.
  16. Black-capped Chickadee

    Black-capped Chickadee

  17. American Robin

    American Robin

  18. Pine Siskin

    Pine Siskin

    A noisy group of 4 or 5 working away at prying the seeds from these pinecones.
  19. Common Merganser

    Common Merganser

    I am not sure if this is going to work!
  20. Northern Flicker

    Northern Flicker

    The flickers are particularly active this time of year, vocal and drumming on anything they can find.
  21. Red-breasted Nuthatch

    Red-breasted Nuthatch

    Little Nuthatch working on expanding the opening in this dead tree
  22. Ring-billed Gull

    Ring-billed Gull

  23. Red-tailed Hawk

    Red-tailed Hawk

    Circling low over cliffs
  24. Cooper's Hawk

    Cooper's Hawk

    Quietly observing all that goes on... was very interested in the Nuthatches buzzing around the pines.
  25. Red-tailed Hawk

    Red-tailed Hawk

    We have a great variation of colouration on our Red-tails in this region... I believe this might be a Harlan's given the almost black plumage.