My presence has been somewhat limited lately due to being very busy with work and family and my camera was out for repair for a couple months so I had no photos to share. I'm not convinced it's completely fixed now but it's currently at least functional.
A few weeks ago I had this Anna's hummingbird that was doing an entertaining circular circuit of landing on 3 subsequent perches and repeating this routine multiple times. Here it is on one of the perches:
About 2 weeks ago Gord and I checked out the Hope area. I hadn't really birded the area before so it was nice to bird a new area. I think we tallied about 65 species on the day although nothing particularly of note. It rained off and on and I managed to get a surprisingly decent photo of this turkey vulture in the rain:
I have been fortunate to have a pair of bald eagles that decided to build a nest at my place this year. They started building in December and have been very busy and active since then. The other day I saw something on the edge of the nest and took a photo to figure out what it was. It seems they have a teddy bear in the nest!!
Here's a poor photo of the nest and a cropped image of the teddy bear:
I haven't seen the heads of any young poking out yet but I'm guessing they're in there and enjoying the teddy bear! Here's one of the adults that was perched almost at eye level this past weekend:
And finally although it's not a rare bird or an outstanding photo I thought I would share this one because I thought the background of the bigleaf maple canopy created a really cool, almost surreal effect: