"1 2 3 Fan" Rufous hummingbird showing tail feathers fully extended. Male Rufous can be quite entertaining when they see a rival or just for the joy of it. This species is quite common in the Southern parts of British Columbia, Canada.
World play on the "ducks in a row on this group of Western painted turtles.The Western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the largest subspecies of painted turtle. I found those on one of my favorite ponds closed to Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.
The Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma) is resident of the Interior of British Columbia and can be found in a number of locations. They are very hard to spot as they average only about 15.5-18 cm in length. They are a fierce hunter of rodents and birds, but also consume a wide variety of insects.
The two fledglings Great Horned Owlets (Bubo virginianus) where not to concerned with me being there. The magpie that eventually showed up pestering them they did not like and they flew into a nearby spruce tree.
The Great Grey Owl also known as Great Northern Ghost (Strix nebulosa) is rarely seen, as in inhabits dense coniferous forests. I was privilege to come across this one in one of my walks and it was hunting only about 30 meters away from me. What a privilege this was.