|Not a remarkable bird but I noticed this female Brewers Blackbird has a light coloured eye. They usually have dark eyes while the male has a bright yellow eye. Apparently this anomaly occurs infrequently.|
|A Great Blue Heron was standing on a beaver dam at Wilband ponds in Abbotsford.|
|And now for something completely different....The American Robin seems to be everywhere but did you know the entire Robin population turns over approximately every 6 years?|
|Mountain Bluebird male at the Hope, B.C. Airport. Although this one is a stunner, a female picks her mate on his ability to find a good nesting site and not on appearance or singing ability.|
|The Bluebird landed on a blue pipe.|
|A House Sparrow was collecting building material in Blaine Washington. The larger the black spot on the throat the more dominant the male sparrow is.|
|A Killdeer reveals one egg at Drayton Harbour in Blaine Washington. Killdeer lay their eggs in an empty scrape but may add material as the eggs incubate. Killdeer chicks are precocial meaning as soon as they hatch, they are out of there.|
|Sandhill Cranes have been frequenting the Grant Narrows area for a few years now. Apparently the cranberry fields are providing enough insects to keep them happy.|
|Another Least Sandpiper taken at Harrison Hotsprings a few days later. To get this perspective I was lying on my stomach which must have been quite entertaining for the the strollers passing by.|
|A pair of Lapland Longspurs took some time out on their migration to the Arctic to spend a few days on the Iona Jetty in Richmond.|
|Even though the Longspurs breed on the Arctic Tundra where there is sunlight 24 hours a day, they still sing in the morning like most other birds.|
|This female Lapland Longspur was with the male.|
|Looks like an iceberg floating by. Actually a serendipitous white rock backdrop provided a realistic tundra background.|
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