Northern Saw-whet Owl & Cooper’s Hawk

Another stroll through Reifel and I came across this Northern Saw-whet Owl sleeping under some over hanging branches and relatively unobstructed.

Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl

I took a photo and was about to leave when I could hear noise behind me.

Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl

A squirrel was clambering through the branches and got the attention of the Saw-whet. As I touched on last month, these photos just took a little time, patience and no broken branches.

Along one of the inside trails,

Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk

… was this adult Cooper’s Hawk watching some American Coot in the slough.

Bald Eagle, Northern Shrike & Northern Harrier

Another year begins and I started off in Boundary Bay. At this time of year there is no shortage of Eagles around.

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Another winter visitor in these parts is the Northern Shrike.

Northern Shrike
Northern Shrike

While the Northern Harriers were active the last couple of days,

Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier

… I had no luck with any Short-eared Owls.