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Feathers on Friday

Snow Buntings

Snow Buntings

Snow Buntings are true masters of camouflage – their patterned plumage fits in with the snow, the dead grass and rocks with which they surround themselves. There are six in the above photo, part of a flock of 500 odd I found this morning. And, just for reference, here is the original shot, at full zoom on my camera:

Full shot

Can you find the cropped section?

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Feathers on Friday

Mallard Hen

Mallard Hen

With both the kids (Dec. 9th) and the adult (Dec. 16th) Christmas Bird Counts fast approaching, I chose this Mallard hen from the 2016 Bird Count as this week’s Feathers on Friday. Let me know if you are in Canmore and want to come to either!

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Feathers on Friday – Back with the Berries

Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing

Sticking to a ‘winter bird’ theme, here’s a Bohemian Waxwing. They are back in town and feeding rapaciously on mountain ash berries. This one was part of a 50+ flock in Canmore, with a hungry Northern Shrike watching on….

Other Feathers on Fridays:

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Feathers on Friday – Feeder Birds

This week, I’ve been spoiled for choice for a FoF photo, due to the extravagance of the birds at my feeders. How to remedy  this? Simply post three. The first is an inquisitive Clark’s Nutcracker, the second a Black-capped Chickadee and the third is a Black-billed Magpie trying to get a grip on a suet cage. Hope you enjoy them!

Other Feathers on Fridays:

Wolf Song Blog                                         Birds In Your Back Yard

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