Monday, August 4, 2014

Pictures taken in July 2014 at various locations.

July saw us take a quick trip to Edmonton but we didn't have much time for taking pictures.  A trip to Boundary Bay in Delta, BC got us our first shorebirds of the return migration.  A young Pileated Woodpecker flew in but not close enough for a good shot.  I wish it was in better light and location as it would have made a great subject with that coiffure.
Recently fledged Pileated Woodpecker at a local garden nursery.
The mother Pileated Woodpecker
Manning Park was the location for this Sooty grouse
Sooty Grouse at Manning
Pika Manning Park
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in Jasper Park.  This young ram hasn't completely shed its winter coat yet in mid July.
Ruddy Duck still in breeding plumage July 14.  Valemount, BC

The following pictures were taken on Boundary Bay indicated on the map;

Semi-palmated Plover and Western Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper and juvenile Semi-Palmated Plover
Least Sandpiper.  Note yellow legs.
Caspian Tern
Black-bellied Plover -dorsal view
Black-bellied Plover ventral view showing diagnostic black "arm pits".
Western Sandpiper surrounded by Semi-palmated Plovers
Semi-palmated Sandpiper
A comparison of Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs
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