Winter Birds Are Returning: A Photo Essay

This month, I would like to share a few photos I took a week ago in and around Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park in Vancouver. As the title suggests, many of our wintering birds (including a variety of ducks) are back for the season — not all of the birds featured below left the Greater Vancouver region, but many did, including the Lesser Scaups, Hooded Mergansers and Barrow’s Goldeneyes. I hope you are seeing some interesting winter birds in your part of the world!

American Coot

American Coot

American Widgeon (male)

American Widgeon (male)

Part of a flock of Barrow's Goldeneyes (on English Bay, from the western part of Stanley Park's seawall)

Part of a flock of Barrow’s Goldeneyes (on English Bay, from the western part of Stanley Park’s seawall)

Bufflehead (male)

Bufflehead (male)

Dark-Eyed Junco ("Oregon" sub-species)

Dark-Eyed Junco (“Oregon” sub-species)

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Hooded Merganser (female)

Hooded Merganser (female)

Hooded Merganser (male)

Hooded Merganser (male)

Lesser Scaup (male)

Lesser Scaup (male)

Mallard (female)

Mallard (female)

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Spotted Towhee (male)

Spotted Towhee (male)

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One Response to Winter Birds Are Returning: A Photo Essay

  1. Sharon says:

    Lovely photos, Pierre! I especially like the stately male Hooded Merganser and the Spotted Towhee eating the red berry that almost matches its eye. Thanks!!

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