Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Stellar Jay’s Photo Session

Stellar jays are extremely wary and skittish birds, especially when they notice your camera pointing in their direction. To distract them from my presence, I put a few sunflower seeds onto the top rung of my stepladder. It worked! Here is my photo story. Enjoy.

 

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Hello! My name is Stellar Jay

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What do I see? Sunflower seeds, my favourite snack.

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I wonder if they are safe to eat.

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They look OK to me.

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Yummy! What a delicious snack!

 

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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Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Our Feathery Friends in Winter

When the days are getting shorter and the temperature begins to plunge below freezing in the late fall, it is time to tell our feathery friends that we plan to feed them throughout the entire winter season. So we fill up the feeders with black sunflower seeds and hang the feeders into nearby trees early. Soon the word gets around and chickadees, juncoes and sparrows and of course the greedy stellar jays are dropping in for the daily feast. Here are five photos of our daily visitors. Enjoy.

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