Above ... young Osprey just recently learned to fly and now learning to feed himself. (OK , the kingfisher sits here and fishes...I can too!)
Here's Mom! adult female Wood Duck
Adult drake (male) Wood Duck) Aix sponsa
Young of the year Wood Duck drake beginning to take on his adult colouration.
The young Wood Duck drake above is slightly more advanced than the one in the first image... you can see the feathers on his head transforming into adult colours.
A delightful couple sessions today observing the male Pileated Woodpecker feed his daughter , them the Female arrives and feeds her son
Tiny butterfly (maybe 2/3 inch 20mm in length) It came back to gather nectar from this beautiful Salvia and shared its elegance with me.
Mr Annas Hummingbird .. This rascal is the current deck boss ... From first light in the morning till near darkness he patrols the flower gardens and deck feeders, chasing away everyone who dares to come near his space! I get exhausted watching some days .. And he is so fast,but occasionally a lovely female is momentarily allowed in like the one shown flying in slide 4 above and below!
Summer 2023.. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 10 photography blogs in Canada.
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