Sunrise.....no I wasn't up. I opened the camper door, shot the photo and crawled back into my warm bed!
While I sat outside having my morning coffee, this American Kestral sat in the top of a pine tree (dead of course) just across the road.
Remember those Sagebrush Buttercups we saw along the Nicola River last month? well they are just now in flower at Tunkwa.
Yellowbells were also in flower in the same general area. This is where I searched in vain for the Killdeer nest.
Close up of the Yellowbells. There will be a whole succession of native grassland type wildflowers now until late June. Depending on the amount of moisture received and how quickly or slowly the really hot weather arrives, the show can be spectacular.
This female Yellowheaded Blackbird was busy in the same general area.
while this male was on a further shore.....the numbers of Yellowheaded Blackbirds didn't seem to be quite up to normal amounts yet, they were probably still just arriving.
As you follow the main road in the campsite towards the lake, you come to a sign that invites you to 'take a walk'.....and the choices of where to walk are so many and varied..... this morning we elected to walk over to Leighton Lake.