Mourning dove from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
It may be a means of reducing parasites and/or feather conditioning, or it might just feel good. This is called "sunbath". One of my favourite moments!!! I have all birds indulging in this through the season. They sit in full sun- open a wing and maybe the tail feathers and just drink it in! They often go into what I call a ‘rapture’! The eyes close,
Cedar waxwing from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I wrapped the bark of our Horse chestnut tree. Woodpeckers were pecking holes and burying seeds in it. The Cedar waxwing took advantage of it. They are building a nest in the pine tree in the backyard!
Thanks to my Facebook buds, they helped me ID the flowers in the field. I had one plant under the bird feeder as a specimen! Oil seed rape, the GM version is canola!
Meanwhile in the bog…
Deerflies are merciless
I’d like to figure out ho…
Birds in the canopy from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
A pair of waxwings, as well as what I think was a Pine Warbler. They are so quick!
Cats on the run from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The bugs were simply terrible. Deerflies were merciless, I’m not su…
Mama duck did a good job. Only two eggs left. We think we counted 17 or so.
They hatched yesterday, gone today! NOTHING on the trailcam! They are fast. Faster than 5 seconds…
Wood ducks #2 hatched from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.