On my morning walk, there are lots of small birds flying around and they’re often hard to catch with a camera. Today, walking down Haisla Hill in Kitimat, the birds settled into a muddy drainage ditch. Here you see a female, left, and male, right with the bright red feathers, enjoying the flow of water in the ditch.They’re pine grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) members of the finch family.
A second pair of pine grosbeak join the others in the muddy ditch.
Splish splash, the pine grosbeak are enjoying their bath.
After his bath, the male pine grosbeak, looks down from a tree with the first spring leaf buds.
Here’s the female.
You lookin’ at me?