Sunday, April 22, 2012

Black and white

On the beach at Boundary Bay:

Pretty cockle, about 1 inch across.

Baby sculpin, about 1/2 inch long, trying to be invisible. At full size (click) you can see the rays of the tail fin, and the fanning pectoral fins.

And a male bufflehead, on Centennial Beach duck pond:

The black head is iridescent; here it glows purplish.

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2 comments:

Lucy said...

The cockle shell looks like one of the shells made of brown and white chocolate that they sell at Christmas and which one would like to eat every day all year.

The name 'bufflehead' - isn't that a fantastic word?

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for the help with my duck identification. - Margy