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
Two Hearts as One
Sunshine Coast, BC. Bald eagles mate for life and work together to raise their young and defend their territory
Sunshine Coast, BC. Two Harbour seals snooze on a rock at sunrise
Sunshine Coast, BC
A Rock and a Hard Place
Sunshine Coast, BC. Great Blue herons rely on stealth to catch their prey. This heron is hoping to catch some fish by hiding behind some rocks
Sunshine Coast, BC. Each fall Doig;as squirrels spend countless hours gathering walnuts to add to their winter stash .... but every now and then they stop for a sample!
Sunshine Coast, BC. Ravens mate for life and stay together throughout the year, not just during the breeding season
Sunshine Coast, BC. Great Blue Herons are stealth hunters. This heronis waiting patiently for a fish to swim past within reach
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
Ready for Fall
Sunshine Coast, BC. Anna's hummingbirds are resident on the Sunshine Coast year round. As the leaves turn in fall they begin to rely on nectar feeders supplied by kindly residents
Sunshine Coast, BC. This Steller's Jay has cracked open a hazelnut to get at the nutritious seed inside.
Sunshine Coast, BC. This Great Blue Heron feeds in a brackish cove
Sweet Summer Honeysuckle
Sunshine Coast, BC. This female Rufous Hummingbird feeds from one of the last honeysuckle flowers of the summer
Through the Long Grass
Sunshine Coast, BC. This young Northern Coyote travels through a beautiful grassy field just before sunset
Little Guy, Big Voice
Sunshine Coast, BC. Pacific Chorus Frogs are tiny, just about the size of a thumbnail, but in the spring the males sing en masse to attract a mate creating one of the most wonderous sounds of spring
Sunshine Coast, BC. This juvenile male Anna's Hummingbird has just a slight glimmer on his cheek of the magnificent iridescence to develop as he matures.
Sunshine Coast, BC. Canadian Tiger Swallowtails are found throughout Western Canada. They love nectar rich flowers like this otrange Helenium.
Sunshine Coast, BC. Raccoons are omnivorous and will feed on insects, worms, fish, amphibians, fruit, nuts and seeds. They are regular visitors to the cherry trees in our garden!
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