A strange, worm-like invertebrate observed in a small freshwater pool.
Was abou 40cm in length.
Resembled a long piece of yellow grass or piece of spahgetti.
Upon capture, it did not appear to have a distinct head or front end, although when observed undulating underwater, it was clear that one end was its front.
I have NO idea what this was...blew my mind.
Observed around 1:30pm.
Seen on an east-facing bank around 1:30 pm.
Looked as though it had just emerged from its winter hibernaculum and was doing its best to soak up as much of the early spring rays as it could.
Between 10-12 of these migrants were observed along a stretch of road near the Prince George Airport.
Several heard calling around the wetland, despite there being no open water yet.
Several males and females were observed.
Not used to seeing these guys. My ID
is based on the more rounded head shape.
Any feedback would be much appeciated.
One lone individual observed on the Fraser River
2-4 individuals were observed around 7pm. Lucky for me (and my camera) they were zipping through some unfoliated willows, allowing me to get an ID-worthy photograph.
Two individuals observed - presumabley a breeding pair.
Two idividuals spotted among some mallards and widgeons.
At least 2 individuals were heard calling, but only one was actually observed and photographed.
Three individuals observed foraging on the ice of the Fraser River.
Four individuals (2 males, 2 female) were observed around 7:30am.
Two adults - male and female - observed early in the morning around 7am.
I don't normally encounter this species and the plumage patterns weren't exactly a slam-dunk in terms of identification.
I suspect they were either immatures or adults still in the transition from winter to breeding plumage.
This guy distracted me from my field work for a good half hour. It kept bolting between tree wells and catching me unprepared to get a good shot.
Satisfied after finally getting a shot of him, I contiuned on with my work. It was a welcome break.
Only got a ventral shot before the bird took off.
Calling it sharp-shinned based on size and short, square tail.
Found just before 7pm, just off Palm Canyon Drive.
It was raining heavily at the time - and had been all day.
Pretty sure it was the first major rain of the year.