"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.

Pileated woodpecker busy filling up with elder berries.

What a delight it was to capture this downy woodpecker. It was busy opening the rosehip berries on this snow covered rosehip bush in the search for miniature bugs.

This female Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is romancing me from it's cattail perch. The background off Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) makes this image a wall hanger.

American bald edge, juvenile. If stares could speak!

Portrait of an American kestrel (Falco sparverius), a small but fierce predatory bird.

Red-winged Blackbird Female coming to say 'hi' this morning.

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.

Never mind I am flossing... Black-billed Magpie.

The back view of a female Rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) that had just visited the feeder. One can still see the glow of the moisture from the sweet treat on its slender beak.

Sometimes they sit just still enough. A male Rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) showing me his beautiful gorget.

By artists the background of this image would be defined as "Classical Master" resembling a cloth background often used in portrait photography. The Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) was curious and allowed me to capture an essential pose.

Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) can be found in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Quietly watching you can hear there song through the Okanagan.