Totally captivated in 2007 by the live camera feed of the Hornby Island nesting Bald Eagles in B.C., I was drawn into birding and have never looked back. Thus begins my account of what I'm fortunate enough to discover each day and perhaps capture with my camera.

Unless otherwise stated, all images were taken by and are the property of Janice Melendez

Species Counts:

2014 Final Year List: 255; 2015 Year List a/o June 5, 2015: 235; Life List: 327

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Heartbreaker Harlie!

The Horvath's have already warned me to stop getting attached to this little Harlequin Duck in Whitby Harbour, but today's sunshine drew me back down to the pier, only to have him work his magic on me:

I think I'm beginning to see a teeny litttle smidge of chestnut colour on his side (you may want to double-click on the photo to enlarge it so you can see  that I'm not insane what I'm referring to, then hit the "back" button to return to the Blog)... a comparison, here's what he'll eventually look like once he's all grown up, this spectacular Harlequin is from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal in B.C. back in May (one of my best unexpected birding days EVER!):

So now do you get it why I'm really hoping he stays put??

Here's my local sweetie again:

So let's see how long he stays in Durham Region before he ends up abandoning me us!


Ann Brokelman said...

He looks a little different than your other birding boyfriends lol

janice.melendez said... can never, EVER have too many birding boyfriends, but you already know this!!!