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!
Early One Morning
Sunshine Coast, BC. This coyote was heading back to her/his den early one morning. To avoid humans many Coyotes are most active at dawn and dusk. This also gives them the best chance of finding rodents, their preferred prey.
Sunshine Coast, BC. This female Rufous Hummingbird looks as if she is sleeping but really she is just blinking. It would be wonderful to see a sleeping hummingbird. And maybe hear little hummingbird snores!
Sunshine Coast, BC. A male Bald Eagle trying out some tricky flying moves.
Winners and Losers
Sunshine Coast, BC. A female Bald Eagle carrying a raven chick back to the nest for her young.
Sunshine Coast, BC. A female Bald Eagle searches for prey for her young eaglet
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