A report of a Lesser Black-backed Gull gave Dian and I a reason to travel to Penticton in October. It took about 6 hours and an overnight stay but we found it on the shores of Okanagan Lake. This was the first time we have ever seen one of these Eastern rarities.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|
|While looking for the LB Gull we found this dainty Bonaparte's Gull. This is a young one.|
|Back at home a Coyote was waiting to cross the road.|
|If its legs weren't so dirty I might have printed this shot.|
|A trip to Reifel produced some Sandhill Crane pictures.|
|A few Northern Pintails were also at Reifel. I thought I had a pretty good picture here but now see it hasn't developed its "pintail" yet.|
|It was powdered and put in milk to produce an insecticide to kill flys. The flys drank the tainted milk.|
|My local pond had a pair of Otter. It has been a while since the last time they visited.|
|Snow Geese are by the 1000's in Ladner. This is a composite HDR shot of 7 different exposures. There was a lot of movement in the geese and I didn't think I would get as much detail as I did. This picture covers about 1/3 of the field.|
|Tropical Kingbirds are rare in this area. This one was also in Ladner.|
|I posted this Anna's Hummingbird in the blog last month. Here is a good chance to see how his gorget has grown out in 1 month. I can see a couple of new feathers.|
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