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. Horsetails are an incredibly ancient species. Around 500 million years ago, giant horsetails grew up to 30m tall.
Sunshine Coast, BC. Legend explains that during a forest fire, the Douglas-fir allowed fleeing mice to stake shelter from the flames in its cones. To this day the mouse tails and back legs still poke out from the cones.
South Luangwa NP, Zambia.
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
Getting to Know You
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This male and female giraffe were getting to know each other. If she likes him enough and they mate, giraffe gestation is up to 15 months.
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Sunshine Coast, BC. Swallowtail butterflies survive the winter as pupae and emerge in spring as soon as the weather is warm enough
Head for Heights
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Leopards are expert tree climbers. They sleep, eat and store fodd in trees
Creston Valley, BC, Canada. This male Tree Sparrow is watching hopefully while his mate inspects the nestbox he has selected.
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
Columbian Ground Squirrel
Manning Park, BC, Canada. Ground Squirrels hibernate for 7 or 8 months a year, spending a short, fast, furious summer breeding and eating
Hunting and Stomping
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This Secretary Bird is hunting for small mammals and snakes in the long grasses of the Masai Mara. They have extremely long legs and hunt by stomping their feet on their prey.
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