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Submitted By

Doug Lee

Delta, BC, Canada


The North 40 Park Reserve in Delta, BC, is home to many Bald Eagles–we saw at least 50 in just under 2 hours. But these apex predators spent most of their time roosting in the branches, while songbirds like Robins, Fox Sparrows, Song Sparrows, and Dark-Eyed Juncos–seemingly oblivious to the presence of these raptors–were foraging on the ground that crackled constantly with leaf litter. This male Hairy Woodpecker was both vocalizing and noisily drilling through the bark of a tree some 10-15 feet away from a juvenile Bald Eagle would clearly couldn’t care less about the construction/destruction happening below it!



Hairy Woodpecker