To and Fro
Creston Valley, BC, Canada. These Cliff Swallows are collecting riverbank mud in their beaks to use for nest building.
Creston Valley, BC, Canada. This male Double-crested Cormorant was doing his best to impress a female. But she flew off leaving him lookiong a little forlorn on this dead tree
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This Black Bellied Bustard is stretching tall and singing to attracte a female to his territory.
One Last Leap
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. A frog tries in vain to escape with one last leap before being eaten by this Ground Hornbill.
Hunting and Stomping
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This Secretary Bird is hunting for small mammals and snakes in the long grasses of the Masai Mara. They have extremely long legs and hunt by stomping their feet on their prey.
Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.
Duelling Northern Flickers
Sunshine Coast, BC. Male Northern Flickers engage in fencing duels to establish territories and attract mates and here they are fencing ... on a fence!
Sunshine Coast, BC. Steller's Jays open hard nuts and seeds by pounding on them with their bill.
Sunshine Coast, BC. Peregrine Falcons hunt a wide range of birds, including kingfishers! Happily for the kingfisher, he/she got away!
Sunshine Coast, BC. This female Belted Kingfisher with the red chest band is trying to teach her youngsters how to fish
Sunshine Coast, BC. Northern flickers are woodpeckers but usually feed on the ground where they catch ants and other bugs.
Sunshine Coast, BC. Crossbills love to eat salt. This crossbill was scraping salt from the nooks and crannies of some beach driftwood
Female Hairy Woodpecker at nest hole
Sunshine Coast, BC. Hairy woodpeckers raise up to 6 chicks per season in 1 clutch
Sunshine Coast, BC. Sapsuckers feed on sap by drilling tiny holes in tree bark. They return to the holes frequently to feed on the sap as it oozes out
Sunshine Coast, BC. True to their name Tree Swallows nest in tree cavities but they also happily use artifical nest boxes.
Sunshine Coast, BC. White-crowned Sparrows have a very sweet song with distinct regional dialects.
Sunshine Coast, BC. Male Red-winged Blackbirds are fiercly territorial and have been known to chase away people and even horses if they are too close.
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