Category Archives: mammals

June goulash

  This a collection of June images, none of which has had a posting of its own. A female Common Yellowthroat watches for insects to eat. A male Common Yellowthroat has managed to catch a bug to eat. Two Yellow-bellied … Continue reading

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Pika cries “eep!”

  Pikas live in talus, usually near the treeline. The talus visited two days ago was near neither road nor trail. The pikas that lived there would likely be unfamiliar with humans, as even access from below was impeded by … Continue reading

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Kisses

  Marmots are playful and affectionate. We have two species around the Lake: the smaller, Yellow-bellied Marmots, live in the valleys; the larger, Hoary Marmots, live high in the mountains. These Hoary Marmots were seen at about 1600 metres elevation. … Continue reading

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Sub-alpine delights

  There are delights in the high country that are unknown, or uncommon, in the valleys. Items, below, were seen a few days ago at an elevation of about 1600 metres. This is the Western Anemone (Pulsatilla occidentalis).¬†Another term for … Continue reading

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Bear colour

  Black Bears are so called because all are apparently black on the east side of the continent where they were named.¬† However around here, Black Bears come in a remarkable range of hues: black, chocolate, cinnamon, beige, cream, and … Continue reading

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Rapidity of May

  The rapidity of May is the speed of change that takes place as the region shifts from winter to summer. Events pile up on my camera. Here are a few of them. The rising waters of the Lake overflow … Continue reading

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Grizzlies at dawn

  At dawn and dusk for a few spring weeks, Grizzly Bears come down from the high country to visit marshy lowlands. One might think that they come for the skunk cabbage — apparently not. It seems that the attraction … Continue reading

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Airfreight

  By being able to fly, birds have an unparalleled ability to move from place to place. But, can they carry luggage along with them? Birds have few options: carry something with their feet; carry it in their bills or … Continue reading

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April goulash

  April has been a month of sparse postings, but not one of sparse observations. This collection shows some of the sightings that did not have a posting of its own. A male Pintail Duck wanders past. The oversized bills … Continue reading

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March goulash

  It has been a half-year since I offered a month’s-end goulash: a collection of images, none of which had had a posting of its own. Starlings, an invasive and aggressive species, are not my favourite birds. Yet, when they … Continue reading

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