Sunday, November 30, 2014

Belted Kingfisher


Belted Kingfisher at the Takhini river at Kusawa Lake
July 13, 2014

a male kingfisher at Marsh Lake (close to Judas Creek)
July 9, 2016

Friday, November 14, 2014

trumpeter swans

haines road, july 1, 2014

mendenhall landing, oct 5, 2014

alaska hwy (past champagne, towards haines jct.), oct 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Golden-crowned Sparrow

I think we noticed them for their song.
Under the Three Guards Men, BC
July 1, 2014

and three more photos of July 25
at the headwaters of Stony Creek

Monday, October 27, 2014

Greater Scaup

 with a female green-winged teal
are these the male and the female scaup?

May 19 2014
there were many Scaups


A sandpiper at the 911-pond, playing the -broken wing- game. I tread  carefully wondering if there is a nest in the grass.
May 19 2014

tree swallows

May 19 2014
often in spring migration time i see a flock of swallows flying above the 911-pond
the one in the top picture i identify as a tree swallow.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

female Green-winged Teal

May 16 2014
Kip's puddle

Friday, September 26, 2014

Northern Harrier

Saw a Northern Harrier today at Moose Skull Lake, never seen one there.
There was a skim of ice on the lake.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Redhead S AB B

A male and female Redhead  among other ducks
Grassy lake Alberta
April 21 2014

Common Goldeneye S AB B

grassy Lake Alberta
April 21 2014

Horned Grebe S AB B

Grassy lake, Alberta
April 21 2014

Horned Lark S AB B

Horned lark,
right behind Marinus farm, Grassy lake, Alberta
April 20 2014

American Coot ( S AB B)

I think it was  at Police Outpost Provincial Park, Alberta.
April  2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Blue-winged Teal

June 2 2014
Kips' puddle
a pair of blue-winged teals

Sunday, August 17, 2014

spotted sandpiper

At Summit lake BC August 13 2104
Juvenile spotted sandpiper

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

lesser yellowlegs

today a group of 6 lesser yellowlegs
at Moose-skull Lake

white-winged crossbill

female white-winged crossbill
at moose skull lake


On July 21 2014
at Moose-skull Lake i saw 2 adult scaups  with 17 young ones and 3 adult common goldeneyes.
 the group has grown, i count at least 27 birds.

And this today August 17 2014. On my photos i only seem to count 24 birds remaining at the lake.

Thursday, July 31, 2014


June 17 2014
Kluane Lake

I don't know if they are long-billed or short-billed dowitchers.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bald Eagle

June 14 2014
Canyon Creek

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dusky Grouse

British Columbia.
Last week July 1st, at the Three Guard's Men ( Haines road) we heard a , what i now think was Blue Grouse hooting.
July 5 on Monarch mountain ( Atlin) we not only heard, but also saw a Blue Grouse in display.
I wonder why they are displaying this time of year, is that normal?

This was called a Blue Grouse, now there are  two species, this one the Dusky Grouse, the one with a yellow sack a Sooty Grouse

Thanks Mary Whitley for bringing that to my attention.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

yellow-bellied sapsucker

May 31 2009

May 22, 2017
after 3 or 4 days of drumming on the gutter, i think  today May 23 , i saw two of them together.

brown-headed cowbird

May 26 2009
LaPrairies Ranch