May 25, 2004
After a week away, it's time to catch up on a few chores so it's mainly backyard photography for awhile. That's not bad as there are a few newcomers at the hummingbird feeders. After building 2 hummer trees and filling feeders all spring, it's gratifying to see the results of my labour buzzing around incessantly, reckless and carefree. Of course, like a proud parent, I have pictures to show, but I will limit myself to 3 ( for this week anyway).
BABY RUFOUS PICTURES (May 25/04)
I'm not sure how old the babies are, but they weren't around when I left town on May 14.
A garden full of baby Juncos greeted me when I returned from my trip.
Calliope Hummingbird at Sundial Road in Oliver. There were also Black-chinned and Rufous Hummingbirds at the feeders. I could say that I used a slower speed to create the illusion of motion, but there just wasn't enough light for a stop-action shot.
Female Yellow-headed Blackbird (Bear course) and Red-naped Sapsucker (Beaver lake Road). The Sapsucker didn't have much luck hammering on the pressure-treated fence post.
Muskrat at Spallumcheen.
Magpie (Sunset Ranch) and Tree Swallow (Beaver Lake Road)