Over the last couple of weeks I have managed a few outings to Reifel.
Nothing much out of the ordinary around,
… but that does not mean there is nothing around.
First the Junco,
… and then the Golden-crowned posing on the same branch for me.
This Downy Woodpecker posed briefly,
… and then went back to work looking for a snack.
Another stroll through Reifel and I came across this Northern Saw-whet Owl sleeping under some over hanging branches and relatively unobstructed.
I took a photo and was about to leave when I could hear noise behind me.
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,
… was this adult Cooper’s Hawk watching some American Coot in the slough.
Another year begins and I started off in Boundary Bay. At this time of year there is no shortage of Eagles around.
Another winter visitor in these parts is the Northern Shrike.
While the Northern Harriers were active the last couple of days,
… I had no luck with any Short-eared Owls.