Photo of the Week - December 21, 2011

Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear
December 21, 2011
Olympia, WA

Photo of the Week - December 19, 2011

Holiday Greeting Card Collage
December 19, 2011

Photo of the Week - December 10, 2011

Photo of the Week
December 10, 2011


Photo of the Week - December 4, 2011

Male Ring-necked Ducks taking flight from Capitol Lake
Aythya collaris
Olympia, WA
December 4, 2011

"The Ring-necked Duck forages by diving, but is usually found in shallow water and forages and dabbles at the surface as well. This duck is strong and fast and, unlike many diving ducks, can take flight directly from the water without a running start."

Photo of the Week - December 2, 2011

Cackling Geese in Flight
Branta hutchinsii
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Olympia, WA
December 2, 2011
According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology 
"The newly recognized Cackling Goose is a smaller version of the Canada Goose. Formerly considered the smallest subspecies of one variable species, recent work on genetic differences found the four smallest forms to be very different. These four races are now recognized as a full species: the Cackling Goose. It breeds farther northward and westward than does the Canada Goose."

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