I am putting in my yearly bird review of some of the highlights of the year mostly involving birds. In January of this year we were all watching a leucistic Fox Sparrow who seemed to delight us with every little dance.
Also we were still amazed at the amount of Pelicans who came to visit the inner harbour and sit on the docks giving us many photo opportunities.
Then one late evening I got some sunset shots of the Mute Swans and watched the sun setting on them at Esquimalt lagoon.
Then at another of my favorite places, Panama Flats I found the Greater White-fronted Geese.
Then we rambled out to Metchosin to see the new baby lambs born in March. They were quite sure we were there to feed them.
In March we also had a Harris's Sparrow visiting at Hyacinth park so I just had to give him some treats for coming to visit me.
We often visit Swan Lake for the good birding there and found this little Marsh Wren singing up a storm for us.
Up island we found this little Rufus Hummingbird trying to hide on us.
In April three little owls were old enough to sit on the branches and
pose for us.
Above a Great Horned Owl at the Migratory Bird Show.
I was lucky and found the Kingbird in May.
In June the little duckies were born at Kings Pond.
The Osprey were feeding their young out at Sidney.
A very alarmed Pileated tried to feed at the feeder.
Here in June I found a mother Flicker feeding her baby in the Highlands.
The Quail above bonded with a duck for his mom and now lives at Kings Pond with all the ducks, thinking that he is a duck as well.
In June the backyard feeder was full of Goldfinches and they would sing a lovely sweet song for me.
This is the momma Towhee who became very brave in the backyard because she was feeding a baby nearby.
Goldstream had some shorebirds arrive in June.
We visited the nesting Cormorants in July.
Once again at Panama Flats I found the Green-winged Teal.
Out at Sidney Spit there were lots of shorebirds hiding from us all.
In July I found a baby deer who was not bothered by the camera.
Also in July my husband had a fun time when he was fishing and whales came into the area.
In August I found the Purple Martins out on Sidney Spit.
In the backyard, finally the baby Towhee was brave enough to come out and check out the yard.
The baby Goldfinches were arriving at the feeder as well.
The baby Herons were still on the nests waiting for their feedings.
In September we were in Campbell River and a baby mink was catching his dinner and did not mind a few photos.
In September we were out in the boat and saw the Sea Lions.
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