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Photo Monday: Flashy Lady

Yes, I am a flashy lady! I am a Red-necked Phalarope

Ralph spotted this female Red-Necked Phalarope in the French Creek area, she is on her way to the northern tundra to breed. The females are larger and more brightly coloured and they pursue the males and it is the males who raise the young!

Photography courtesy of Ralph Hocken

Photo Monday: Tourist in Qualicum

Look who flew in from Western Alaska! Black Brant

Making a mid flight call this Black Brant was spotted flying along the shores of Qualicum.  Ralph identified that the leg band was placed on the bird at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, in Western Alaska. It was probably banded during the 1999 breeding season. 

Make sure you keep your dogs off the beach during the Brant Season. Help them make it back to Alaska!

Photography courtesy of Ralph Hocken.