I have a beautiful pair of Northern Flickers visiting my backyard suet feeders, several times a day. This morning, the female arrived first, while her mate waited patiently in a nearby tree. She took her sweet time getting to the block but he didn't fly over until she was through [the last photo shows the male feeding]. See. Chivalry is not dead.
I drove out to Westham Island, on Wednesday morning, and as I made my way across the old swing bridge, I noticed a pair of swans wading in the water below. I crossed the bridge and pulled over near the swing operator's booth, grabbed my gear and walked over mid-span.
There they were...two beautiful Mute Swans.
Oddly, while I was shooting them, a lone napping Swan floated into the frame. At first, I thought the napper was a Trumpeter [because of the bill colour], but then I realized it was a juvenile Mute, belonging to the pair.
Sadly, the majority of my Swan photos were over-exposed. Rather than discard them, I added a few effects to each [some more subtle than others]. What do YOU think?
My name is Kimberley [@BCBirder on Twitter] and, when I'm not working, or taking care of my two sons, I love to spend time outdoors, observing and photographing birds and wildlife that can be found in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
My blog primarily focuses on our fine feathered friends, with an occasional frog, turtle or squirrel thrown in for good measure.