Sunday, February 2, 2014

Burnaby Lake and Brunette River walks with Gilbert

Last week in the sunshine I hiked around Burnaby Lake with Gilbert.   This week we walked along the Brunette River.  I take the camera. There’s always birds and pictures of Gilbert to capture.  There are always mallards but occasionally I see a common merganser, the red headed duck with red beak and white spot under it’s chin as well as the white breast.  It’s easy to mix it up with the canvasback or the redhead but they have black beaks and black breasts.  I used to be able to tell these in flight but I’m not sure how good I’d be separating the redhead and canvasback.  DSC 0847
Common Merganzer
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There’s the damn with the fish ladder.
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Song Sparrow

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Hooded Merganzer
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Train Truck

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