Near Terrace, BC. Three juvenile Common Mergansers taking a break from their fall migration on a BC lake
Wells Gray PP, BC. This male Common Loon was watching over his mate and two chicks, ready to proect them from any intruders.
American three-toed woodpecker
Jasper NP, Alberta.
Golden, BC. This female Red-breasted Nuthatch has just fed a tasty bug to her hungry chicks.
Time to Nest
Sunshine Coast, BC. Female Red-winged blackbirds build their nests by weaving stringy stems and wet leaves around stiff reeds. Here she is teasing strands from an old seed head.
Sunshine Coast, BC. A male Varied thrush waits for his turn at the bird feeder
Sunshine Coast, BC
Carcross, YT. Canada Jays are some of the toughest birds surviving in often frigid temperatures. On this day it was -38C
Texada Island, BC. Double-crested cormorants are such beautiful birds and spend over 50% of their time preening and resting
Sunshine Coast, BC. Ravens mate for life and stay together throughout the year, not just during the breeding season
A Tough Nut to Crack
Sunshine Coast, BC. It's fascinating to watch Steller's Jays as they crack hazelnuts. They hold the nut between their feet on a hard surface like this branch and whack it with their beak a few times. This Jay had the nut open with 3 whacks
Sunshine Coast, BC. This Steller's Jay has cracked open a hazelnut to get at the nutritious seed inside.
Creston Valley, BC, Canada. Savannah Sparrows are territorial and this male was sitting on a fence singing to claim his corner of the field.
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
Creston Valley, BC, Canada. This male Tree Swallow is watching hopefully while his mate inspects the nestbox he has selected.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This Black Bellied Bustard is stretching tall and singing to attracte a female to his territory.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. A flock of Yellow-billed Oxpeckers hitching a ride on a Cape Buffalo looking like a group of city commuters
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.
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