A Summer Evening at Colony Farm

Spotted Towhee with spider in beak, beavers and juvenile white crowned sparrows by Alan Russell

Spotted Towhee with spider in beak, beavers and juvenile white crowned sparrows by Alan Russell

 

Bubbles first …
Then tiny ripples on the water’s surface –
Three heads pop up …
Beavers!

Little paws eagerly reach up
To pull blackberry branches down to the water’s edge.
Fresh blackberry leaves
A tasty snack make!

A Northern harrier drifts overhead
So close
We can see individual wing feathers.

Curious eyes of a harbour seal
Look this way and that
As it floats down the Coquitlam River.

In a stand of trees,
Just before dusk –
Bats silently fly above and around us.
Going about their business
Devouring insects.

9 birders – 20 bird species
Sunday, July 31, 2016 – 7 – 9 pm
Colony farm, Coquitlam

 

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Are we ready? by W. Snyder

To join us on a bird walk email birds@scec.ca
We see much more than birds!