Reflections On A Killdeer And Other Recent Photos

This killdeer is a bird I should never have taken for granted - Photo: Melissa Hafting

I thought it was time to post some recent photos I have taken. Killdeer are often hard to ignore. You see and hear them everywhere and we (myself included) often pass them by. I took the time to really photograph one properly, to try and do this beautiful bird justice. They really are an attractive shorebird. The black-ringed chest, red eye-ring, reddish mantle and white belly... they are true stunners. When one perched on top of an elegant perch I couldn't ignore him and took several shots.

Killdeer in Richmond - Photos: Melissa Hafting

Also my friend Graham Sunderland found an Indigo Bunting recently at Colony Farm and I got the pleasure to photograph that beauty.

Male Indigo Bunting in Coquitlam - Photos: Melissa Hafting

I will end with an always attractive Yellow-headed Blackbird that posed for me this month.

A male Yellow-headed Blackbird is always fun to see - Photos: Melissa Hafting


  1. Heh, I was out with a friend just the other day and we were commenting on “just another robin”, “just another Towhee”. They are all special in their own way…umm kind of like us

  2. beautiful shots mel! thank you for all your help recently at boundary bay. you were so caring and helpful getting me to identify the different sandpiper species.

  3. Beautiful pictures. I really love the indigo bunting!


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