June 2012 Bird Photos from the Creston Valley
June 16, 2012 by Brent

 

The following photos were all taken in the first two weeks of June in the Creston Valley.

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Western Grebes at Duck Lake

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Western Grebe

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Red-necked Grebe

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Red-necked Grebe nesting at Duck Lake

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Red-necked Grebe

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Common Loons in breeding plumage at Duck Lake

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Common Loon in non-breeding plumage at Duck Lake

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Double-crested Cormorant in flight over Duck Lake

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Double-crested Cormorant in Flight

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Ring-necked Ducks

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Female Red-winged Blackbird

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Great Blue Heron at Duck Lake

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Flycatcher in West Creston

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Northern Flicker

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Red-eyed Vireo

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Northern Waterthrush

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Northern Rough-winged Swallow in Flight

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Northern Rough-winged Swallow

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Yellow-headed Blackbird

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Gray Catbird

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Eastern Kingbird

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Eastern Kingbird in West Creston

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May 2012 Nature Photos from the Creston Valley
June 10, 2012 by Brent

The following photographs were all taken in May 2012 in the Creston Valley.

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Red-necked Grebes

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Ring-billed Gull

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Osprey in Flight with Nesting Material

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Trumpeter Swan

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Canada Geese Goslings

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A Crow, a Fish & a Gull

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Pectoral Sandpiper

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Wilson’s Phalaropes

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Least Sandpiper

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Semipalmated Sandpiper

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Spotted Sandpiper

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This House Wren is a rare visitor to the Creston Valley

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Short-eared Owl in Flight

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Great Horned Owlets

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Great Blue Heron in Flight

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Eastern Kingbird

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Savannah Sparrow

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Western Meadowlark

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Bobolink

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Coyote

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Yellow-breasted Chat, a rarity in the Creston Valley, & possibly the first photo of one here

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Swainson’s Thrush

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Bullock’s Oriole

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Black-headed Grosbeak

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Gray Catbird

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Spotted Towhee

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Red-winged Blackbird

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Calliope Hummingbird

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Save The Great Bear Rainforest Poster
June 2, 2012 by Brent

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Save The Great Bear Rainforest Poster

The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled temperate rainforests left in the world. It is home to the Spirit Bear & a unique subspecies of wolf, as well as hundreds more species of animals that make up one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet.

Unfortunately logging is still allowed in 50% of the Great Bear Rainforest. And with the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline the Great Bear Rainforest faces a new threat.

To learn more about the Great Bear Rainforest & the threats facing it see the award winning documentary spOIL by the International League of Conservation Photographers & EP Films

I created this poster from photographs I took of a forest scene, a young bald eagle in flight & a cinnamon coloured black bear. These images were combined in Photoshop & treated to give a distressed watercolour look.

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May 15 & 16, 2012 Nature Photos from Rosebud Lake
May 28, 2012 by Brent

 

The following photographs were taken at Rosebud Lake near Salmo, B.C. on May 15 & 16.

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Barrow’s Goldeneye Pair

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Female Barrow’s Goldeneyes

Rosebud Lake

Rosebud Lake before Sunrise

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Close up of a Male Barrow’s Goldeneye

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Barrow’s Goldeneye takes Flight

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Close up of a male Barrow’s Goldeneye taking flight

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Close up of a female Barrow’s Goldeneye in flight

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Rosebud Lake

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Barrow’s Goldeneye Pair

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Male Barrow’s Goldeneye Displaying

Male Barrow’s Goldeneyes Sparring

Female Barrow’s Goldeneye Resting

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Rosebud Lake

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Spotted Sandpiper

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Female Yellow-rumped Warbler

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Painted Turtle

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May 8 to 11, 2012 Nature Photos from the Columbia Valley
May 20, 2012 by Brent

 

The following photos were taken while attending the Wings Over The Rockies birding festival.

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Columbia Valley Wetlands near Wilmer, B.C.

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Female Common Merganser

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Wetlands near Wilmer, B.C.

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Wetlands near Wilmer, B.C.

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Killdeer

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Wild Orchids

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Columbia Valley Landscape

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Great Horned Owl & Owlet near Athalmer, B.C.

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Mount Nelson near Invermere, B.C.

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Osprey in Flight Over Dorothy Lake at Invermere

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Radium, B.C.

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Marsh area near Radium, B.C.

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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep near Radium

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Bighorn Ram Charging

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Bighorn Rams Sparring near Radium

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Bighorn Ram Descends a Steep Cliff

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Bighorn Ram

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Bighorn Rams Locking Horns

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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

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Sunrise Over the Columbia Valley Wetlands

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