Saturday, May 26, 2007

Photo Essay: 2007 Has Been For The Birds

This year, thus far, has proven to be a very good year. As I hope these pictures show, I've seen and done things that have enriched my life immeasurably. Some of these pictures have been published before, though some have not, and never in this configuration anyway. For my newer readers, who may have missed their earlier appearance, I hope you enjoy them.

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From this Bald Eagle I met at the Vancouver Yacht Club...

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...to this Rufous-sided Towhee in Bear Creek Park.

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From one of Stanley Park's famous herons...

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...to a Canada gosling at Horseshoe Bay.

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From this dandy little fellow, who may or may not be a Varied Thrush...

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...to this one I can't seem to identify at all.

2007 has been for the birds...

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...and the ladybugs...

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...and whatever this is!
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2 comments:

Y|O|Y said...

I think the bird you can't identify is a Junco...we have tons here during the winter. The are ground feeders, always eating the seeds that fall rather than eating from the feeders themselves. Cardinals are the same way.

michael sean morris said...

The bird books are all very misleading. Bird models must be like human models - only the tall and thin ones get drawn and/or photographed.

The juncos in all my bird books look like robins, and this bird was chickadee-sized. The Rufous-sided Towhee was the same, a small fat bird but in the book a sleek, robin-sized one. I could only identify it by its coloration.

Thanks for the tip.

(Full Disclosure: Somehow I had originally disabled comments on this post; the above comment was received on another post and I reconstructed it here. ~ MSM)