Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.
Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada. Anna's hummingbirds overwinter on the southern BC Coast - an incredible feat for such a tiny bird!
Eagles in the Mist
Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada. A pair of bald eagles watch over their nest on surrounded by swirling coastal mist
Ready for the Rut
Sunshine Coast, BC. From the size of his antlers I would say this Black Tailed Deer male is more than ready to compete for females in the Fall rut
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. Bald Eagles often choose dead trees as perfect lookout spots
Sunshine Coast, BC. Many dragonflies perch on twigs or rocks to watch for passing prey
Sunshine Coast, BC. Northern flickers are woodpeckers but usually feed on the ground where they catch ants and other bugs.
Common Whitetail Dragonfly
Sunshine Coast, BC. The distinct white abdomen of mature males is used in displays to threaten other males.
Sunshine Coast, BC. The Painted Lady is one of the most widespread of butterflies, found on every continent except Antartica and South America.
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
Tasting the Breeze
Sunshine Coast, BC. Northwestern Garter Snake 'tasting' the air with its tongue to detect prey and pheremones from other snakes.
Bee on Salmonberry
Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada. This Bumble Bee (I think a Central Bumble-Bee) is feeding on salmonberry flowers in a local marsh. Only the Queen survives the winter and they will start a new colony each spring
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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