Plentiful Plumage at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake

Lots of bird action at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake today.

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For some reason a Canada Goose got angry at the heron and chased it over a hundred meters. Lots of male birds of various species were getting into spats with spring in the air, so perhaps the goose saw a misplaced rival?

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A couple of male Wood Ducks wraslin’ as a female looks on

I win, I win!

Northern Pintails were feeling their oats, too

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Lots of Red-Winged Blackbirds making a ruckus

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Canada Geese

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Looks like a beaver, but this is the best shot I got from far, far, away. I got the sense that it had a broad tail. OTOH is does look muskratish, too. . . Looked through my photos again, and none really displayed the tail clearly.