Relatively Sunny Sunday

The gray and drizzling weathers in the last couple of days in January really dampened my desire and plans to use my bus pass for an extended day trip. So, off to the dyke I go again!

A Northern Harrier swooped by across from me.

Female Northern Harrier

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
House Finch

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Saw a flock of House Sparrows today

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
A lonely Great Blue Heron.

This male harrier flew by near the heron and stopped on a log. By the time I tried to take a picture, it was off again.

Up and Over
Saw Snow Geese transferring from one field to the next - avoiding obstacles on the way.

Follow the leader
Follow the leader

Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens)

Panoramic view of Snow Geese...and with more coming.

Saw the Gadwells, Mallards, and a pair of female Hooded Mergansers at the slough today. But it was the budding Pussy Willows that caught my attention.

Pussy Willow bud (Salix spp.)
Almost like an insect undergoing metamorphosis.

The Fraser River - clouds blurring the line between sea and sky.

Stranded Gull.

Gray Reflection
Looking back at the slough.


Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
A pair of Bald Eagles near the trees.

Puffy clouds
Clouds breaking.

Relaxing Sunday Walk
Many people visited the dyke today to enjoy the relatively sunny Sunday.

Flowering Crocus
Crocus flowering - about 3 weeks ahead of last year's time.

Sky-watching Sunday
Another look at the sky.

The Sun being blocked by clouds.

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