Having done most of my birding in “Eastern” Canada (Ontario and Quebec) and “Western” Europe (France and Germany), I was surprised to discover to what extent ducks and other waterfowl are the “monarchy” of the bird world in many birding areas of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. I have of course seen and identified many ducks and such in all of these other places, especially along ocean coasts and mountain lakes, but the abundance, relative ease of access and variety of these birds in this part of the world is astonishing. And so my first blog post for Bird Canada will be a photo essay in honour of a kind of bird that I have come to appreciate quite a bit since I have arrived in this regions. The following photos are a sample of the pictures that I have taken in the past 18 months or so (by the way, I will add captions on the slide show photos soon, I promise!):
As the title promised, I have also included a few non ducks in this blog:
You may read more of my posts on my personal blog – see you next month, dear reader!