Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hybrid 7 right side

A  littlle  more  colour  in  this  black duck  and mallard  cross.

Hybrid 7

Looked  this  up  in  Cornell's  Birds ID  photos.   They  suggest  this  is  a  cross  between  the  Mallard  and  the  N.A.  Black duck.  Here  I  tried  to  show  a  lot  of  detail.  Otherwise  not  much  of  a  pose.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Information Wanted

We may be doomed.... We have 60,000 ships on the oceans burning the worst bunker fuels spewing poisons into the air every minute. We have hundreds of thousands of diesel burning tractor trailers shifting our foods and stuff over the world's highways in every country.

We have world industry building more dirty fuel ships and tractors every day.

If you see this trend turning around then please explain how. I admit I am sadly ignorant of how this is supposed to happen. Looking for hope and information from YOU. TG

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Marten Scramble

Moving  quickly  under  and  over  shoreline  logs  with  an  intent  to  get  to  where  he  may  have  food  hidden.   Difficult  to  get  focus  with  him  bouncing  around.  Pretty  sure  its  a  marten.  Seems  a  rare  oddity  that  he  would  be  on  the  beach  in  Comox  bay,  yet  this  is  near  Portugese  Joes  fish  market  so  that  may  explain  why  he  likes  it  around  here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Vulture Beach

The  Turkey  have  a  get-together  1/4  mile  offshore  from  Portugese  Joe's  Fish  shop.  Other  times  the  eagles  get  together  here  as  well.

Turkey Flight

Not  perfect  yet  getting  better.

Traps and the Y joint

Who  works  harder  than  the  spider?

Towhee and Sunflower Seed

This  one  is  in  stages  of  a  moult.

Towhee of the Rufus type

These  normally  prefer  to  turn  over  dead  leaves  under  bushes  for  food.  If  they  see  other  birds  coming  and  going  from  a  wooden  fence,  they  are  smart  enough  to  take  part  in  a  sunflower  seed  treat  feast.


He  had  a  definite  limp  yet  seems  to  be  getting  by  just  fine.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Spotted Sandpiper? Juvenile

Juvenile  and  tiny  in  size.  No  spots  on  the  chest  yet  so  Spotted  Sandpiper  is  a  guess.
Semipalmated  sandpiper  is  also  possible.  Winter  plumage.  no  spots  on  chest.

Sandpiper [ Suspect ]

Juvenile  and  tiny  in  size.  No  spots  on  the  chest  yet  so  Spotted  Sandpiper  is  a  guess.

Sandpiper [ Suspect ]

He  was  picking  tiny  insects  off  the  rocks.  They  were  too  small  for  my  vision.  His  tail  was  up  and  down,  similar  to  a  wagtail.

Sandpiper [ suspect ]

Juvenile  and  tiny  in  size.  No  spots  on  the  chest  yet  so  Spotted  Sandpiper  is  a  guess.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Me and a few ducks. Komoux Bay

Very  early  morning  with  just  me  and  some  ducks.....OH,  Mr.  Killdeer  too.   I  removed  a  comment  below  because  the  included  email  raised  an  alarm.  Better  to  be  on  the  safe  side.  TG

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Plover on Comox Delta

Suspect  this  is  a  plover  yet  plumage  is  winter  type??

Plover of some sort.

Three  shore  birds  flew  in.  I  thought  they  were  common  Killdeer.   One  was  this  bird  that  I  suspect  is  a  plover.  Not  matching  any  book  photos  though.

If  you  happen  to  notice  a  soft  focus  image  or  two,  no  need  to  worry  at  all.   I  NEVER...EVER  use  a  tripod   so  there  are  bound  to  be  some  fuzzy-wuzzy  images.  Modern  tech  can  deliver  good  images  without  a  tripod.  I  put  modern  tech  to  the  test  every  day. TG

Mrs. Cooper?

Hope  this  is  a  Cooper.  Otherwise.....egg  on  my  face.

MR. Cooper?

I  think  this  is  the  Coopers Hawk.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


He  was  curious  and  paused,  so  I  snapped,  but  I'm  OK  now.