Yellowstone NP, USA. A Trumpeter swan waits for their partner to return on a river through a windswept meadow. Trumpeter swans often mate for life
Sunshine Coast, BC. A Barred Owl snoozes in an old Red Cedar tree
To Sail Away ... For a Year and a Day
Sunshine Coast, BC. Two Cormorants rest on a floating log in the coastal waters of southern BC
Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada. This male Belted Kingfisher has found a perfect vantage point, a branch overhanging a creek with plentiful fish.
Song and Dance Man
Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada. This Spotted Towhee paused for a moment on a Douglas Fir tree before heading to a nearby feeder. They sing their song year round and find food using a two footed back and forth shuffle
Great Bear Rainforest, BC. Bonaparte's Gulls in motion at dusk
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.
Through the Garden Gate
Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada. This Purple Finch paused for a moment on a weathered old garden gate before heading to a nearby feeder.
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
Flock at Sunrise
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.
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