Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

More Birds and a Squirrel

On Easter Sunday we had another load of snow descending on us and it felt like winter all over again. The ground eagerly awaiting Spring was covered by more than 5 cm of snow. Our feathery friends being aware of the extended winter season gathered around our bird feeders in greater numbers than ever before. The northern flicker and her colourful mate made their appearance. I also had the stellar jays pose for me a little more confidently than their wary attitude would normally allow them to do. Then, of course, while not being a bird, the squirrel would not want to miss out on the banquet feast. Enjoy!

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32 comments

  1. Tish Farrell · April 4, 2018

    Oh dear. Not more snow. These are very lovely photos, Peter. So nice to be introduced to your wildlife.

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  2. thecedarjournal · April 4, 2018

    Nice photos of the wildlife enjoying your area even in the snow. Things have been cold and very snowy thus- no kayaking or camping for me. Mother Winter has her grip on Minnesota this year.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 4, 2018

      Thank you for your kind words! Minnesota is your present location. It must be as wintry there as it is here in BC. Stay warm.

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      • thecedarjournal · April 4, 2018

        Oh boy is it ever! 5 inches then 6 more and in some spots 12 or more over the last two snow storms. I will sure try to stay warm as I plan a walk in the snow today.

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  3. Nurul Fitri Lubis · April 4, 2018

    Nice photos as usual, Peter. There are always nice things happening, even in the never-ending winter (I hope you’ll have sun very soon). And of course, the squirrel didn’t want to miss the party 🙂 He doesn’t want to be left out…

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    • Peter Klopp · April 4, 2018

      Thank you so much, dear Nurul, for your kind comment on the photos, but also on the winter that seems to drag out forever!

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  4. Robert Parker · April 4, 2018

    These are great! Everybody is posing so nicely, and the squirrel appears to be taking a bow! 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · April 4, 2018

      Thank you, Robert, for your kind comment and your interesting observation of the squirrel! My reply to one of your previous comments was for some inexplicable reasons lost together with your comment, for which I sincerely apologize. Have a great day!

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  5. Amy · April 4, 2018

    Oh, my! I’ve never seen (or heard of) a stellar jay before—they are gorgeous! The flickers we do get down here, and they are among the favorites who grace our birdfeeder in the summer. Lovely!

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    • Peter Klopp · April 4, 2018

      Thank you, Amy! The stelar jays are quite common around here. They are very hard to photograph. Just like the ravens, they fly away, as soon as you point your camera into their direction. Have a great day!

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  6. Rashmi Gopal Rao · April 4, 2018

    What lovely captures Peter! Loved seeing all the birds:)

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    • Peter Klopp · April 4, 2018

      Thank you, Rashmi, for your kind words of appreciation!

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  7. Anonymous · April 4, 2018

    Sooooooo schön!” Welche Freude hattest Du heute, Ruth?” “Peters Fotos anzusehen!” Danke für das posten, Peter. Herzliche Grüsse Ruth

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  8. Plantsandbeyond · April 4, 2018

    Awww. How do you capture such fast beauties 🙂 Great Job, Peter. Just look at those birds-Such bright colors. Hope they are not cold….

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    • Peter Klopp · April 4, 2018

      When it comes to birds, my wife calls me Francis of Assisi. From the tree tops the birds watch me fill the feeders. Then they swoop down for the banquet feast ignoring my presence. You may not believe this. Last winter I had birds sitting on my hat, on the camera, one even swinging back and forth on the camera strap. Too bad I don’t have a photo to prove it.

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  9. Ulli · April 5, 2018

    Das sind wunderschöne Bilder, danke Peter! Herzlichst, Ulli

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  10. arv! · April 5, 2018

    I’m so happy to see these beautiful birds. Great pictures. Do birds disappear during the winters?

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    • Peter Klopp · April 5, 2018

      I am so glad you liked them, Arv! Most birds stay during winter and need to be fed, especially when the winter is harsh.

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  11. ultimatetravel8 · April 8, 2018

    Beautiful pictures! The birds a so colourful!

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  12. Miss A · April 10, 2018

    Love having bird feeders and sitting watching the wild life. I m curious what the little animals are chatting (are they) about .. trying to pretend they are having a dinner conversation like we usually do ..

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    • Peter Klopp · April 10, 2018

      I am sure their talk will center around the one whom they watched preparing the banquet for them.

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  13. Miss Gentileschi · April 14, 2018

    Your photos are sooo beautiful, Peter! I´ve never seen a stellar jay before and think I am in love with it 😉 Hope spring will soon come to you too!

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  14. jml297 · April 23, 2018

    Great photos, Peter, and as much as I love the birds, the cheeky look on the squirrel won the day for me!

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    • Peter Klopp · April 24, 2018

      I guess we can relate to squirrels so much better as they seem to have certain human qualities. I am glad you liked our little critter.

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