I'll begin from the last photo of the day taken near dusk just past 5 PM ... This is the little male Annas finishing his adult moult.. All the other hummingbirds left work early today, but not this guy .. I saw him fly off to places unknown (to me) for the night at 5:18 PM ... The wind and snow continue this evening and I must admit I worry for the lives of these tiny creatures! Hope everyone stays safe during this Winter chill!
A sweet and tiny Bushtit posed briefly for me this afternoon... You can see the plum buds underfoot. Tonight all the trees are coated in a snow blanket!
Just hummingbird business as usual ... but brrr!!! (slide show)
As I was photographing Hummingbirds this afternoon something far up in a Maple tree caught my eye ... I strained to find an opening through the branches to take an unobscured view and saw this Norther Flicker on a snowy branch.. Just as I was focusing my lens, the bird bolted and I caught this .... pre-flight jump before opening its wings to fly! Thank you for looking... TerryV
PS .. please watch this space and my events page for exciting news about a special gallery show in Victoria running between March and June! *
slideshow above featuring an Oregon Junco
The young moulting Annas does some grooming on a very chilly day!
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.
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