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Leather Star In Water
Leather Star In Water
Species: Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2019 > Leather Star In Water

Ochre Star With Wasting Disease
There is a diffuse white path and what looks like a white scar on the top of the star. This is infection that may kill this star. This star being in the sand rather than hiding under a rock doesn't bode well either.
Species: Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2019 > Ochre Star With Wasting Disease

Nucella_lamellosa
This snail, or one like it has been busy laying eggs on the rocks.
Species: Nucella lamellosa (frilled dogwinkle)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2019 > Nucella_lamellosa

Baby Mottled Stars
These two were on the underside of a piece of kelp. This was going to be a long low tide so we put them back on the kelp and put them in the ocean.
Species: Evasterias troschelii (mottled star)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2019 > Baby Mottled Stars

Irises By Beaver Lake
More of what you are seeing here is invasive. The Yellow Iris's (Yellow Flag Iris) block out cattails that should be growing here. Most of the lilies you see are fragrant water lily - again invasive. The native lilies are yellow.
Species: Iris pseudacorus (paleyellow iris, yellow flag), Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant Water Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2006 > Irises By Beaver Lake

Crow And Hawk Side By Side Dive
This makes for an interesting size comparison between the two species - the are pretty close.
Species: Accipiter cooperii (Cooper's Hawk), Corvus caurinus (Northwestern Crow)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > February 2013 > Crow And Hawk Side By Side Dive

Pollinator In Hardhack
Pollinator In Hardhack Hg
Species: Spiraea douglasii (rose spirea, hardhack)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > July 2015 > Pollinator In Hardhack

Beaver Lake Full Of Lilies
This is a bizarre picture - this is about 8 images seamed together because I only had a 400mm lens. At the time, I think this was the largest flower display in all of Vancouver and it was completely natural.
Species: Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant Water Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > July 2015 > Beaver Lake Full Of Lilies

Bullfrog Covered In Bugs
Only when you look at the detail do you see the hundreds of smaller bugs on the frog and leaves. I'm guessing they can't bite the frog or else the frog would have gone crazy by now.
Species: Rana catesbeiana (American Bullfrog)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > July 2015 > Bullfrog Covered In Bugs

Green Winged Teal
I'm trying to show that the teal is quite a bit smaller than the Mallard.
Species: Anas crecca carolinensis (Green-winged Teal)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > March 2018 > Green Winged Teal

Lily Pads
Lily Pads - locally invasive.
Species: Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant Water Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2006 > Lily Pads

Mute Swans Looking For Seed
These are highly managed birds. Their wings are clipped (can't fly) and their eggs were addled (damaged so they wouldn't bear young) so they didn't proliferate. When the river otters moved in, they started losing fights and were relocated to a private property further up the lower mainland.
Species: Cygnus olor (Mute Swan)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > February 2013 > Mute Swans Looking For Seed

Two Mallards In Tight Skirmish
The duck on the right has the duck on the left by the tail. It's close to mating season for Mallards so the males are doing a lot of "positioning".
Species: Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > February 2013 > Two Mallards In Tight Skirmish

Male Common Merganser
Green head seems common for ducks (Mallards obviously, but also American Widgeon's and wood ducks). In my mind, the female is just as showy as the male.
Species: Mergus merganser (Common Merganser)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > February 2013 > Male Common Merganser

Greater Scaups
That is a mallard female in (largest). The two males are Scaups.
Species: Aythya marila (Greater Scaup)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > February 2013 > Greater Scaups

Female Common Merganser
This bird really stood out in the crowd - the beak is vivid red, the feet the bright orange and the spikey brown head is also unusual.
Species: Mergus merganser (Common Merganser)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > February 2013 > Female Common Merganser

Common Goldeneye Male
Common Goldeneye Male
Species: Bucephala clangula (Common Goldeneye)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > February 2013 > Common Goldeneye Male

Ring Necked Duck
The classic, I thought it was one species, get home and check the guide books and find out I was totally wrong. Live and learn.

Also, not great composition - try getting lower to the water and try to get the eye focused.

Species: Aythya collaris (Ring-necked Duck)

John Harvey Photo > January 2009 > Ring Necked Duck

Great Blue Heron Face
I love the little feathers on the head.

You can see the strong black and white stripe on the head and orange in the top of the bill.

Species: Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)

John Harvey Photo > January 2009 > Great Blue Heron Face

Great Blue Heron On Rail
I love how bunched up this bird looks - I suspect he is just trying to keep warm.
Species: Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)

John Harvey Photo > Great Blue Heron On Rail

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