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Dawnvip's Beginner Big Year


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I joined ST late 2017 to get some help with planning our upcoming safari. Little did I know there was so much more to this forum, that I find myself somewhat addicted to viewing so many amazing photos! Eventually I made my way to the Big Year section and thought to myself - sure I am game.

So here goes...

 

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Wood Duck

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Black Crowned Night Heron (having a serious snooze)

 

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Female Anna's Hummingbird

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@Dawnvip

Welcome to The Big Year- and some great shots to start off!

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Dave Williams

Nice start and welcome , the BY does become a bit of an obsession but it get's you out more too! Are you going to keep a count?

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Welcome from me too. I love the sheen on that Wood-duck.

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3 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

Nice start and welcome , the BY does become a bit of an obsession but it get's you out more too! Are you going to keep a count?

 

I will try to keep count, especially since there will hopefully be some firsts for me during the safari!

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welcome to BY! i love that wood duck.

best of luck on the safari. Birding is more than an addiction - it becomes an obsession!

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@Dawnvip, welcome,  as @Dave Williams has warned you, "obsession" is a risk here. Looking forward to seeing some lovely Canadian birds too.

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KafueTyrone

Hi there! Were these taken at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary near Ladner? That place is special for the birds!

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11 hours ago, KafueTyrone said:

Hi there! Were these taken at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary near Ladner? That place is special for the birds!

Yes, it was at Reifel in Ladner (except for the hummingbird)! How did you know?

I live about 15 min away and love it.  

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michael-ibk

 Welcome to the Big Year Dawn, have fun! That Wood Duck is a gorgeous bird.

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Thanks for all the welcoming words and encouragement!

I started just wanting to practice with the new camera before our big trip in June, but now I'm hooked on this big year. Hubby is the birder of the family so I will pre-emptively blame him for any misidentifications!! 

This weekend's capture are as follows:

5) Canada Goose

 

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6) Ring-necked Duck

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7) Double Crested Cormorant

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8) Northern Pintail

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9) American Wigeon

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13) Red Winged Blackbird (husband assisting). 

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15) Black Capped Chickadee (husband assisting again!)

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17) Golden Crowned Sparrow

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