Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Bucephala albeola
July 17 2008, 'teapot' pond, Mendenhall subdivision.

And July 5, Taye lake, male and female ducklings

Monday, December 29, 2008

Spotted Sandpiper

This photo was taken on May 24 2008, at the Mendenhall Landing on the Takhini River, that time i positively identified it as a:
Spotted Sandpiper.
Actitis macularia.

I have a good feeling that this is a juvenile;

Photo taken on july 16 2008, Takhini saltflats.

Black-capped Chickadee

December 29 2008, close to my birdfeeder in a honeysuckle bush.
temperature: -33 C. Today there are 4 chickadees staying feeding.

Parus atricapillus

Western Wood Peewee

July 20 2008. Above the outhouse.
Contopus sordidulus.

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

Colaptus auratus.
May 18 2009

July 13 2008, in the yard.
A (juvenile and/or female) Northern yellow-shafted Flicker.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ruffed Grouse

Mendenhall subdivision, May 15 2009

Bonasa umbellus

July 7 2008 I met this mother Grouse with her babies. She send them away and made a big fuss to distract me.
note the band on her tail, the male has a continues band, where this female clearly has a brown gap in the centre of her tail.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Solitairy Sandpiper

June 21 2008
'teapot pond' Mendenhall subdivision, Yukon.

Solitairy sandpiper
Tringa solitaira

'a screamer!', hiding in the woods.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lesser Yellow legs

June 26 2008, '911 pond'. When i first saw the Lesser Yellowlegs in flight, i didn't know what it was, wondering about the tail.
They are it's feet!

June 11 2008
'moose skull swamp'

Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes

Another wonderfully noisy bird. And quite abundant around here.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


June 11 2008.
'moose skull lake'

American Robin
Turdus migratorius

In 2000 it arrived in my yard May 2.
A male singing from the highest Spruce tree around.