Sunday, 2 December 2012

Birds of a Feather



White Crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

White Crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

Juvenile Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagles - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Pitt Lake dyke , B.C. - Lookout

The lookout on the Pitt Lake dyke where the Swallows were nest building

It was on June 6th 2006 when I saw Swallows flying in and out of the lookout. I climbed the stairs and saw the Swallows were building nests with little balls of mud. 

They didn’t seem to mind me being there at all and it was fascinating to watch them hovering on the breeze before entering the lookout.

Two weeks later I returned, hoping to see some chicks only to find that someone had removed any vestige of the Swallows being there.

Barn Swallows nest building at Pitt Lake, B.C.


Barn Swallows nest building at Pitt Lake, B.C.

Barn Swallows nest building at Pitt Lake, B.C.

Barn Swallows nest building at Pitt Lake, B.C.

Barn Swallows nest building at Pitt Lake, B.C.

Evening Grosbeak- Coccothraustes vespertinus


Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus