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If You Were Missing Some Phoebe’s We Found Them

April 9, 2017

This spring in Victoria we are getting a few anomalies in the way of birds and in particular, some Say’s phoebes and a Black phoebe. They aren’t unknown in this area but are definitely out of their range of flight. At the time of writing this, there have been already been 13 Say’s phoebes in […]

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Loons, Scoters, And Oystercatchers

April 1, 2017

On the beach, yesterday I saw loons, scoters, and oystercatchers. It was amazing as they just happened to appears in just the right spot at just the right time. Or maybe it was me who was in the right spot at the right time. The sun came out so I left the computer to its […]

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Confessions Of An Amateur Bird Photographer

March 29, 2017

My name is Heather and I’m an amateur bird photographer, birder and naturalist. Amateur birder: I can spot and find birds but still need my trusty guide to identify them a lot of times, and although I can recognise a few bird songs of the most common variety I still need to verify them. If I don’t […]

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Good Hair Day For A Red-Breasted Merganser

March 28, 2017

My day was made by finding this red-breasted merganser in my viewfinder on this wet, cold, rainy morning in March. I set out for a walk in the rain to get out of the house, and as usual, my camera went with me. The only time I leave it at home is well… really… never. Maybe […]

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Rufous Hummingbirds Make Their Spring Arrival

March 22, 2017

Every year I wait to hear news of the rufous hummingbirds as they make their way north to us. People in the outlying areas report seeing one, then further up the coast, you’ll hear of another. All the while, I am keeping my eye on the hummingbird feeders that the Anna’s hummingbirds are so fiercely […]

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