I was looking in a roadside tree and was surprised and pleased to find a pair of crested shrike-tits, one of my favourite species. In this photo, the frisky male (out of frame) is buzzing the female. The green throat is the marking for female. Males have a black throat. Richmond, north-western Sydney #crestedshriketit#shriketit
A beautiful immature White-crowned Sparrow who posed nicely for me at Fir Island Reserve Unit, Skagit Valley.
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The Snow Geese have arrived at Fir Island Farm Reserve Unit!!! This 225 acre area requires a discover pass. The land is managed by Fish and Wildlife to create winter feeding and resting grounds for the thousands and thousands of Snow Geese that migrate here from Wrangel Island, Russia starting in October. A local farmer plants an over winter wheat crop for Snow Geese to feed on. This area has also been identified as an important site for a Chinook Salmon restoration project to improve salmon habitat. It’s an amazing birding spot and many species like wintering Ducks, Sparrows, Shorebirds, Herons and Raptors can be seen here. I love visiting the valley when the Snow Geese arrive. They usually stay till April.