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Song Sparrow

I have been feeling under the weather the past few days but managed to get out for a bit this Saturday and made my way to Swan Lake. Looks like spring is on the way, there where a few signs fresh green sprouts. I got there a bit late but I did manage to capture a Song Sparrow (Melospiza Melodia) doing a little dance.



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Marsh Wren

The past few weeks I have been watching this one (I think it is the same one) Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) at Swan Lake. These little guys are normally quite teritorial and will defend thier nests built in reeds or cattails. It is not uncommon for them to have multiple nests built although normally only one is used.




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Mount Tolmie

Some more pictures I took on the weekend at Mount Tolmie park in Saanich.

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Buffet of death

On my way home from Victoria last week I stopped in at Goldstream provincial park in hopes of seeing the salmon run and some bald eagles. Well I saw the salmon run but all the salmon where rotting and smelt very bad. I did not manage to see any eagles but I did get to see a great blue heron in a not so common spot. Once the salmon have died and are starting to rot a variety of shore birds come into “clean up”, mostly gulls.

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Red tail hawk

Saw something you don’t see very day while out for a walk today, a red tail hawk eating a rabbit. I was able to get within 15 feet of it and stayed to watch it eat its meal. Was something that was really amazing.

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