Reader Joe Dickinson sent some photographs from a trip to Canada; this is actually the second batch, as I’m pressed for time this morning and can’t prepare the first lot. We’ll see them soon. Joe’s notes are indented:
Here is addendum to my previous contribution. Emerald lake is a beautiful glacial lake about 25 miles west of Lake Louise in Yoho National Park (in British Columbia, just across the continental divide from Banff). We watched a mature adult common loon (Gavia immer) in breeding plumage (can’t tell whether male or female) catch a small fish, do a little wing flapping display and then present the fish to a juvenile, presumably its offspring.
And we have three photos of backyard wildlife from Diana MacPherson in Ontario:
Female ruby-throated humming bird (Archilochus colubris) Coming In for Nectar. The lighting makes this photo look weird.
Startled American Red Squirrel Clinging to Tree Trunk. I think this is a juvenile. It’s fairly small for a red squirrel and appears not much bigger than the chipmunks!
Female ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) Resting on Steel Guide Wires Over Nectar Sources. The guide wires hold up my sun sail. Another female chased her repeatedly. I believe these are the same two that have been hanging around. The boys are long gone.