Smoke Haze from wildfires.
The first night we camped in Creston BC at a wonderful little campground filled with the chatter of various birds that were gorging on dehydrating saskatoon berries. Of course while Gerald set up camp I attempted to capture a few birds. Though the evening shots are not clear I had a second chance in the morning while coffee was perking. There is nothing quite as refreshing as campfire perked coffee, though due fire-bans we had to use the propane cookstove rather than a pit-fire.
Early bird enjoying the morning sun under a banner of saskatoons.
Not only were saskatoons abundant, so were the mosquitoes. We spent half the night swatting bugs till we super-duct-taped the screen around the mini-van window. Seems those hungry suckers could smell blood and managed to find small crevasses to crawl through. Duct-tape, never leave home without it!
Small ground forager. This bird was fun to watch as it scurried bobbing up and down amongst a heap of cut grasses and twigs.
Even the Robins were enjoying the dry berries.
As bright and cheery as the rising sun a Western Tanager blessed me with its presence, which made my day even better.
Western Tanager, male.
And of course I cannot forget the resident rodent which was also scurrying around the grass-clipping heap, not sure what he was looking for but he also seemed to relish the saskatoons.
Have a greatly filled with sunshine and love. Hugs!