Male Hairy Woodpecker pictured (The males have the red patch at the back of their head) If you see a woodpecker that looks similar to this it is either a Hairy or a Downy ( about 2/3 the size)
There's nothing like a bath in the rain in January, right??? :)
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I'm light as a feather
A quieter space
Can someone bring me my glasses??
Walking on Sunshine
These tiny ducks winter around S Vancouver Island by the 1000's and can be seen in the waters around Sidney from October to April. The males are the black and white version and the females are better camouflaged with their black, grey and white spots.
Below is a series of 9 images showing a confrontation between a young male Annas and a mature male that swept in and attacked! No injuries, but this kind of thing happens all day long in the hummingbird world.
This guy (above) was trying to muscle in on the Deck Boss's territory today, as were 2 other adult male Hummingbirds ... It was an action packed afternoon!
*click on image to see full size* The Deck Boss belts out some fine Hummingbird tunes!
Fluff up those feathers... gonna be a chilly night little giant!
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.