Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hermit Thrush and Rufus Hummingbird


The rain has been relentless for the past two days and nights, and during this time, there have been no bird songs and very few sightings.  Yesterday evening, I observed this little thrush and a hummingbird while they perched on the rail at the back of the house when it wasn't raining quite so bad.

 Rufus Hummingbird

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Northern Flicker (red-shafted)


It has rained heavily all day.  A break in the showers brings out the birds to feed in the wet grass, and for a brief moment there is a little sunshine.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Rufus Hummingbird


The Rufus perches on a slim Birch tree branch not too far from the feeders.  It is one of his favourite places to sit, and he doesn't seem to mind when the branch sways to and fro in the breeze as it often does.

The temperature this afternoon is 26° C.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

waiting for the lilacs to bloom


My heart goes out to those who have lost their homes in the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Forest


"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."
~ Chinese proverb