Here is another bunch of photos from my recent trip to the Cypress Hills ( as usual click to see bigger versions ):
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - I found this youngster on the 'Highland trail' portion of the park :
Turkey Vulture - My wife and I found a few of these perched at Eastend, a nice drive not too far from Cypress Hills :
Swainson's Hawk - I caught this hawk as he was about to lift off . The background here is a lush green field that was beautifully out of focus behind him :
Loggerhead Shrike - One of two individuals we saw on the journey home :
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - This juvenile was also on the Highland Trail and as much as I wanted to, I couldn't turn him into a Red-naped Sapsucker. Next year !
Song Sparrow - Another young bird. This was taken by the Cypress Lake and posed nicely by a berry bush :
Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk - This light phase Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk was a nice surprise to see on the way home. The background here is a canola field. The light was fading so I had to boost the ISO to 800 on this one just to keep it in focus :