The Heron's Strike

A heron waiting motionless, then striking at its prey. They miss often, but this time it comes up with a nice little lunch, what looks like a Blennie. The estuary water here is tidal, so though the top is fresh water, the heavier salt water is underneath, with all the salt water species in it.

Bald Eagles Perching in High Trees

A clip showing what Eagles will put up with to hang out in their favourite lookout tree. "Never mind the gale, dear, I love what it does to your hair!" The camera is steady, it's the tree that's moving.

Pileated Woodpecker

A Pileated arriving at the suet feeder. It shows how they work their way down the tree with those big clawed feet and those stiff center tail feathers.

Male Northern Flicker and Offspring

A male Northern Flicker tries to get his offspring to try the suet feeder for themselves, but they're much more interested in being served their meals. It looks like his plan is to show them how to go about it, then leave so they can try. They're having none of that. You can tell these are fairly young, as they've just barely begun to get their adult colours.

Newly Fledged Eaglet with Parent