Melissa Alves

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Backyard Birding

Sometimes some of the best birding is right in your own backyard! Here in BC, we are so fortunate to have so many species to enjoy while backyard birding.

Photos date back as early as 2018.

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Bewicks Wren

Bewicks Wren

Black-Capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee, March 1, 2022

Dark-Eyed Junco

Dark-Eyed Junco, March 2, 2022

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird, December 24, 2021

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird, December 24, 2021

Northern Flicker, November 23, 2021

Northern Flicker, November 23, 2021

Anna's Hummingbird, November 23, 2021

Anna’s Hummingbird, November 23, 2021

Anna's hummingbird, November 24, 2021

Anna’s hummingbird, November 24, 2021

Anna's hummingbird, November 24, 2021

Anna’s hummingbird, November 24, 2021

Anna's hummingbird, November 24, 2021

Anna’s hummingbird, November 24, 2021

Anna's hummingbird, November 24, 2021

Anna’s hummingbird, November 24, 2021

Anna's hummingbird, November 24, 2021

Anna’s hummingbird, November 24, 2021

Spotted Towhee, November 23, 202

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Dark-Eyed Junco, November 24, 2021

Dark-Eyed Junco, November 24, 2021

Dark-Eyed Junco, November 24, 2021

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Song Sparrow, November 24, 2021

Song Sparrow, November 24, 2021

Song Sparrow, November 24, 2021

Song Sparrow, November 24, 2021

Song Sparrow, November 24, 2021

Song Sparrow, November 24, 2021

Black-Capped Chickadee, November 24, 2021

Black-Capped Chickadee, November 24, 2021

Black-Capped Chickadee, November 24, 2021

Black-Capped Chickadee, November 24, 2021

Black-Capped Chickadee, November 24, 2021

Black-Capped Chickadee, November 24, 2021

Anna's Hummingbird Mid-Blink, July 2, 2021

Anna’s Hummingbird Mid-Blink, July 2, 2021

Stellers Jay, April 21, 2021

Stellers Jay, April 21, 2021

Pacific Bushtit, April 21, 2021

Bushtit, April 21, 2021

Stellers Jay, April 21, 2021

Stellers Jay, April 21, 2021

Bewicks Wren Nesting, March 26, 2021

Bewicks Wren Nesting, March 26, 2021

Black Capped Chickadee, March 27, 2021

Black Capped Chickadee, March 27, 2021

House Finch, April 1, 2021

House Finch, April 1, 2021

Anna's Hummingbird in Flight, July 21, 2018

Anna’s Hummingbird in Flight, July 21, 2018

Anna's Hummingbird in Flight, July 21, 2018

Anna’s Hummingbird in Flight, July 21, 2018

Anna's Hummingbird in Flight, July 21, 2018

Anna’s Hummingbird in Flight, July 21, 2018

Anna's Hummingbird in Flight, July 21, 2018

Anna’s Hummingbird in Flight, July 21, 2018

Boundary Park Duck Pond

Boundary Park may be just a small pond in Surrey, but I’ve come to realize that it can be full of surprises.

The most common bird would be the mallards and American wigeons, and for the longest time I sort of wrote the pond off since that was all I would see. But over the past year, I’ve seen pied-billed grebes, common mergansers, hooded mergansers, and an osprey that comes by in the summer. The usual small birds, such as song sparrows, golden-crowned sparrows, dark-eyed juncos, and black-capped chickadees hang around, as well as anna’s hummingbirds and pacific bushtits.

The pond is also a great place to see mallard ducklings, though they tend to not have very many compared to other ponds I’ve visted.

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