View from the observation tower
Mutt Duck
Northern Shoveler

This past weekend we went on a trip to the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, which is in southern BC. The trip was organized by the Photography section of the Mountaineers. We weren't really sure what to expect, but I don't think I was expecting quite so many ducks. There were ducks everywhere, and since they sell seed and you are allowed to feed the ducks, they generally follow you everywhere. There were other cool birds as well, and hopefully these images will give you a good feel for what we saw.

Male Northern Shoveler
Bald Eagle
Heather the Birder
Juvenile Northern Harrier
Male Lesser Scaup
American Wigeon
Female Lesser Scaup
Northern Flickers
Red Tailed Hawk?
There are a group of 8 resident Sandhill Cranes, up from 3 last year. They are pretty bold, and apparently can be quite aggressive if you have a bag of seed. Thankfully we didn't, but they did get nice and close and pose for some photos. The huge flock of Snow Geese, on the other hand, avoided us.
Juvenile Northern Harrier
Heather Birding More
Immature Rough-Legged Hawk
American Coot have the strangest feet
Male Northern Pintail
Our new friend Jocelyn
Black Crowned Night Heron
Male Wood Duck
Mallards from above
An odd pose
Stealing the bird seed
Jocelyn working the Wood Duck
Short-billed Dowitcher
Great Blue Heron
Green-winged Teal
Unidentified Female Duck
Great Blue Heron with Mt. Baker

Thanks for looking!


Posted 11/20/2008

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