I went on a walk around Totem Park around sunset this afternoon.
The lake was mostly frozen, so quite a few birds were close to the penninsula in one of the patches of open water. I took advantage of their limited room to roam and got some photos.
A few days after Connor started spreading some bird food around the yard a couple of weeks ago, the Dark-eyed Juncos discovered it and have since been frequent visitors. Among them is an individual (shown above) with unusual pale feather coloring on its wings and tail. The pattern of coloring is quite similar to a … Read more
I took some photos of a couple of juvenile gulls to see if I could puzzle out an identification. I have not worked too hard at it so far, but I think the first one is a Herring Gull and the second a Thayer’s Gull or maybe a Glaucous-winged Gull.
Spent the day at home, though I did go outside a few times to look at birds. Weather: The forecast was for mostly cloudy skies, and it was accurate. In this case, mostly cloudy meant brief breaks of blue sky (and sun, if you were in the right place at the right time) between little … Read more