Did you know that female Spotted Sandpipers engage up to four mates?

Did you know that female Spotted Sandpipers can mate with up to four different males, leaving the male Spotted Sandpipers to care for both the eggs and chicks? Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

 

South Okanagan Bird Essay by Dwayne Flexhaug

Northern Saw-whet Owl Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Hairy Woodpecker Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Long-eared Owl Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Bewick’s Wren Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Stellers Jay Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Golden-crowned Kinglet Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Red-head Duck Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

White -breasted Nuthatch (N) Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Yellow Warbler Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Skaha Lake – a fitting final season outing

The Skaha Lake walk on November 10 was a fitting final outing for the Oliver Osoyoos Naturalist Club.

It turned out to be a beautiful day for walking along the KVR from OK Falls to Kaleden.

Photo essay from Donna Heard includes pictures of two Great Horned owls, a pair of Hooded Mergansers, a Canvasback, a Horned Grebe and of course lovely Skaha Lake.

Photo Credits: Donna Heard

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Our first hike of the years was for the birds – literally!

Our first hike of the years was for the birds – literally!

It was a sun drenched Saturday for an easy and eventful walk along the Okanagan River to the McAlpine Bridge and back to the Oliver Visitor Centre.

Special thanks to Donna Heard who’s camera captured a plethora of feathered friends including a Bald Eagle; Bohemian Waxwing; Northern Pintail; Pileated Woodpecker, and a Snow Goose who befriended two local Canada Geese.

 

Our first hike of the years was for the birds – literally! 

Our first hike of the years was for the birds – literally 

It was a sun drenched Saturday for an easy and eventful walk along the Okanagan River to the McAlpine Bridge and back to the Oliver Visitor Centre.

Special thanks to Donna Heard who’s camera captured a plethora of feathered friends including a Bald Eagle; Bohemian Waxwing; Northern Pintail; Pileated Woodpecker, and a Snow Goose who befriended two local Canada Geese.

 

 

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