Anne Elliott's photos with the wildlife

Rufous Hummingbird male / Selasphorus rufus

Rufous Hummingbird male / Selasphorus rufus
I am SO stressed out! Just spent the last three hours, while a technician went through my whole computer remotely, deleting every virus that has accumulated. I was told that I phoned them just in time, as I was not far away from losing everything on my…
Added on September 19, 2018

Black-necked Stilt (juvenile?)

Black-necked Stilt (juvenile?)
I am SO stressed out! Just spent the last three hours, while a technician went through my whole computer remotely, deleting every virus that has accumulated. I was told that I phoned them just in time, as I was not far away from losing everything on my…
Added on September 19, 2018

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
As so often happens, I managed to get just a few photos (five) from this outing posted on Flickr. Other trips came along and I always seem to get so behind. This morning, I have added another four shots from this fun day with friends.

On 9 July 2018, I…
Added on September 18, 2018

Swainson's Hawk / Buteo swainsoni

Swainson's Hawk / Buteo swainsoni
On 21 August 2018, it turned out to be such a great day, with some much-appreciated sightings. I must have spent about 8 or 9 hours driving and almost every inch of my body ached like crazy. Now, each summer, I try and do two or three longer (for me) dr…
Added on September 16, 2018

Common Nighthawk / Chordeiles minor - threatened species

Common Nighthawk / Chordeiles minor - threatened species
On 21 August 2018, it turned out to be such a great day, with some much-appreciated sightings. I must have spent about 8 or 9 hours driving and almost every inch of my body ached like crazy at the end of it. Now, each summer, I try and do two or three l…
Added on September 15, 2018

Wood Duck male / Aix sponsa

Wood Duck male / Aix sponsa
So, what happened to autumn??? We seem to have jumped straight from summer to winter! Yesterday evening, 13 September 2018, I was out at a meeting with friends and, when it was over and we looked outside, all the cars were covered in SNOW! Our temperat…
Added on September 14, 2018

Wood Duck male / Aix sponsa

Wood Duck male / Aix sponsa
SEPTEMBER 11th - NEVER FORGET.

It was a fairly quiet afternoon at Carburn Park the day before yesterday, 9 September 2018. Only 26 species of bird were seen, compared to the groups who went on the morning walk and saw 60 bird species. As usual, morning…
Added on September 11, 2018

Spooked by a barking dog

Spooked by a barking dog
Kind of an accidental shot : )

It was a fairly quiet afternoon at Carburn Park yesterday, 9 September 2018. Only 26 species of bird were seen, compared to the groups who went on the morning walk and saw 60 bird species. As usual, mornings are a better…
Added on September 10, 2018

Black-necked Stilt (juvenile?) / Himantopus mexicanus

Black-necked Stilt (juvenile?) / Himantopus mexicanus
This youngster (?) had a quick leg and wing stretch before lying down and making itself comfortable. I was quite amused to see it bending its 'knees' (or is it "heels"?) in the process.

Yesterday, 6 September 2018, turned out to be a much longer day tha…
Added on September  7, 2018

Mourning Dove - love the blue eye-ring

Mourning Dove - love the blue eye-ring
On the spur of the moment tonight, I decided that I might just try and get up early tomorrow morning and go for a drive. The smoke from the British Columbia wildfires hasn't been hanging around the last few days, so I really should make the most of a cle…
Added on September  6, 2018