Readers’ wildlife photographs

Why Evolution Is True

As I’m heading to British Columbia, I though I’d post some photos of its denizens by reader Ed Kroc:

First is a Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) with a comical moustache-sized sheaf of pine needles collected for his/her nest. The curious expression is just visible in the low light.

Dark-eyed Junco

Next, a pair of nesting Rock Doves (Columba livia). A few weeks ago it seemed like every pigeon I saw was hurriedly scrounging for nesting material. Babies can’t be far behind.

Rock Doves nesting

Speaking of babies, here’s a couple obligatory pictures of the resident dabbling ducks. First, a mother Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and chicks, resting at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. And second, a few Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) siblings, no more than a week old, exploring the banks of the lagoon.

Mallard mom and chicks

Wood Duck chicks

Down at the Tsawwassen Jetty, by one of the main ferry terminals here, live…

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