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The Blue Bird of Happiness October 17 2014, 1 Comment

May that blue bird of happiness sit on your shoulder as it sat on mine when (at last!) a member of the tricky and elusive Stellar’s Jay tribe took pity on me and posed for a portrait. I can’t really complain about the birds I’ve been able to photograph this summer. From the lovely little white crowned sparrows in … Continue reading The Blue Bird of Happiness

Free as a Bird! July 12 2014, 0 Comments

Thanks to the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC out at Burnaby Lake, the female downy woodpecker is back on home turf. A volunteer called me this afternoon and we headed over with the same box I used the transport her to the refuge two weeks ago. Then she was unable to … Continue reading Free as a Bird!

Downy Woodpecker Rehab July 10 2014, 0 Comments

I called the Wildlife Rescue refuge out at Burnaby Lake again yesterday to check in on our little downy patient. The news is still good. She’s lively, off  medication and flying around in a large enclosure. They are keeping her a while longer so she can build up her strength and agility and not be easy prey … Continue reading Downy Woodpecker Rehab

Downy Woodpecker Drama June 28 2014, 0 Comments

The week started so well for the downy woodpeckers in the garden. I captured this lovely moment when the mother downy, hardly any bigger than her offspring, carefully feeds him some suet from our feeder. Baby can fly a little but hasn’t quite figured out how to gain entry to the inner sanctum of the … Continue reading Downy Woodpecker Drama