It was a sunny Saturday afternoon. I had just been in Lillooet a few hours and was really looking forward to going to my favorite places to see what I could see. I parked by the Power Canal and walked down the hill to the path that’s between Cayoosh Creek and the BC Hydro Campground. I’ll admit I usually don’t have too much bird luck in this area, but I like walking down the path beside the rushing creek. Kind of soothed my mind a bit after the 4 hour drive. I was hoping to see the Osprey at their nest on the Hydro poll, but it didn’t look they returned from their winter home yet. The first birds I saw were the Robins which I talked about in my last post. As I was walking I saw many more Robins, and heard some Towhees making a ruckus in the bushes, but I wasn’t until I was heading back to the car that I spotted a cute little bird, all by itself, foraging in the grass enjoying a little patch of sunshine amongst the shade from the trees.
I’ve seen these guys before but I have surprisingly very few clear pictures of them. I always have challenges with the little birds as they don’t seem to stay still for very long. Doesn’t help that I think I rely on my automatic settings on my camera too much … but I’m working on it 😉
His head is pretty shaded on this picture, and I kept trying to do a wide arc around him and try to get the sun behind me a bit more, but my efforts were futile. I saw a lot more of these over the two days, usually foraging in bigger groups. One day I’ll get a good clear picture of one of these.