Avian cornucopia (part 2)!

As I indicated on my Saturday blog post, January has been very good for me when it comes to capturing some fairly nice photos of birds (in a few cases, for the very first time). Here are three more photos to demonstrate that. This first shot is of a first year male Common Goldeneye (en français : Garot à œil d’or | Scientific name: Bucephala clangula), taken near North Vancouver’s Burrard Dry Dock Pier:

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Interestingly, his female companion was clearly a Barrow’s Goldeneye (en français : Garot d’Islande | Scientific name: Bucephala islandica), as can be ascertained by the all orange and much stubbier bill:

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And finally, this handsome couple of Hooded Mergansers (en français : Harle couronné | Scientific name: Lophodytes cucullatus) were clearly enjoying the wonderful sunshine, not far from Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver:

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