The sunrise glancing off the snow-topped mountain ~ peeking through a filigree of branches...
Happy to say that the Hummingbird feeder was busy all day ~ starting bright and early until it became dark around 4:30 p.m, when I couldn't see it any longer.
The drama today, however, involved the big guys who were vying for the sunflower and nut block!
Enter the Steller's Jay, our Provincial bird.
A Northern Flicker comes onto the scene
and peeks around the tree trunk
Somehow a starling finds its way into the mix ~ and feathers fly ~
Beautiful plumage ~
The Steller's Jay wonders if this is a possibility .... hmmm?
Meanwhile, little Hummingbird sits in the sun for a long time on a nearby branch. Do you think it's sticking its tongue out at the Jay, or warming it up after all the chilly drinks ;) ?
For those interested, I have been listening to this beautiful instrumental version (piano and cello) of O Come O Come Emmanuel.