A walk around Reifel Sanctuary on Sunday

17 11 2015

I went out on Sunday to see if I could find a few willing posers as the weatherman had predicted sun – a rarity in Southwestern BC winters. OT was cloudy and SUPER windy to start, but the sun finally came out around 10-11am. Turns out the birds decided to show up too :)

1) Golden-Crowned sparrow in winter plumage.
Golden-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2) A pair of Lesser Snow Geese in flight
Lesser Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens), in Flight by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

3) Male Hooded Merganser
Male Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4) You lookin’ at me?
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

5) red-shafted Northern Flicker
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6) Enjoying a berry tasty meal
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

I hope you enjoy the pictures. The whole series can be found at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspe … 0553152037

Cedar Waxwings

16 11 2009

Finally, I managed to get out and get some good shots of the cedar waxwings visiting at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta last week.

Jumpy little birds – and VERY pretty:

1. posing

2. They seem to jump off the branches and almost hover while trying to find a new spot to land

3. Showing off their lovely colours – including the tail that looks like it has been dipped in yellow paint :)

4. No matter how good looking a species may be – sometimes there’s just a WTF moment. This poor guy was having a bad hair day (it wasn’t THAT windy)

I hope you enjoyed your virtual visit with our waxwings.

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