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Feb 28, 2015

More west coast early migrants by Dave Kemp

All photos by Dave Kemp
Northern Pintail
Anas acuta
For me, the male Northern Pintail is the Fred Astaire of ducks.   He looks elegantly sophisticated as though he were wearing a tuxedo, and his long tail resembles the tails of a gentleman's evening coat   He never seems to have a single feather out of place (great capture, Dave).    While absent from Eastern Canada in winter, many Pintails over-winter in coastal lower British Columbia and north-west U.S.A.   Below, Dave has captured the image of a first-year/juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron, a fairly common visitor to the B.C. coast.
Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Anas strepera
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
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