Go Ahead and Say “Awww”

This will never be a photo worthy of being a Getty Images stock photo, but the moment is priceless. This female Bushtit chose the perfect moment to look up from the California Lilac bush that she’s perched in, right into the lens of the camera with wide-eyed wonder! With her yellowish eyes (the male Bushtits have dark eyes), she looks, for all intents and purposes, like the world’s tiniest owl.

Bushtit in the California Lilac (female)

The Osprey Has Landed

This gallery contains 2 photos. This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to photograph an osprey. Here it is, sitting in the highest tree at VanDusen Botanical Garden above the manmade pond (which contains koi). We heard the cry and saw the overhead approach of this fish eagle before it landed.

Osprey on Tree 1

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