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 Post subject: Miscellaneous Photos
PostPosted: Jan 16 10:01 pm 
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A few recent photos taken at various locations.

First up, a Pigeon Guillemot at Point Roberts. There is a small flock living there and they sometimes come close to shore.

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Also from Point Roberts, a Horned Lark displaying its horns.

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And, still from Pt. Roberts, a Common Tern having words with a Bonaparte's Gull. "Common" Terns are uncommon in these parts.

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Still another from Pt. Roberts, a Belted Kingfisher.

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From Boundary Bay, an American Kestrel male. The Owlies below either didn't see him, or else ignored a non-Owl.

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From Elgin Heritage Park a visiting American Avocet juvenile.

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Back to Point Roberts where I encountered a pair of Western Meadowlarks foraging on the beach. Some of these days were very dull and I pushed the ISO up to 4000.

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At Boundary Bay I went to a location rich in American Pipits. Saw around 20 of them on a sunny day.

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A surprise at the White Rock Pier - a pair of Black Scoters swimming close to the shoreline.

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At Blackie Spit on a very cold, but sunny morning I came across a busy Ruby-crowned Kinglet while the sun was at my back.

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And on a cold, dark day I went seeking the Richmond Blue Jay. Another high ISO photo.

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On a chilly day at Boundary Bay, I finally came across a wintering Yellow-rumped Warbler. Not too many there this year.

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I'll throw in one bonus photo of a Barn Owl. I had never seen one flying before, only sitting in a tree. I watched one snag a rodent and carry it off to a nearby tree. Very cold morning with low light and again, high ISO.

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 Post subject: Re: Miscellaneous Photos
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a Winter Wish List for sure! there's a real commitment in time and quality getting these beautiful shots Mike. the Barn is the cherry on top. thanks for sharing.


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Great set Mike! I've never seen the Horned Lark's horns so obvious & what a great ruby patch you captured on the Ruby-crowned Kinglet!

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What a great bunch of photos,thanks


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WOW...all of them. Simply WOW!

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I really enjoyed those. Great photos, amazing selection.


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 Post subject: Re: Miscellaneous Photos
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Wonderful collection of photos. Makes me want to go to DOTBOB with my friend. (He goes there regularly). We live in the Comox Valley.


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Great series of photos. Well done!!!

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