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For the Love of Birds

For the Love of Birds

I’m truly amazed to reflect and realize that since we had a seed feeder out for the winter months to help out the local bird life, these birds, from House Finches, Song Sparrows, Chickadees, and Dark Eyed Juncos, have remained in our green space beyond our patio, now raising young. 

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Don’t fret Bella the Red Fox, spring is on its way! I hope you are well. xo

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This year I began to prepare an online store to share my art photography with everyone (store link in profile). Now I have a way to help fund this side passion of mine, so that I can keep capturing beautiful moments around beautiful British Columbia and globally when I’m not busy with photographing Cherished Moments or Special Events photo sessions with local families. (DM for more info & bookings)

Thank you to those who’ve been wonderful clients and supporters! And Thank You to those who are/will be new clients!

Happy Holidays ❤️
Kai xoxo
p.s. As a special holiday treat, here’s a 10% discount code you can use at my online store: AEHLZJ – Expires on 12/31/3018! 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 For this holiday season, consider gifting a beautiful and timeless, quality photography print or printed products to help bring extra colour and life into your friends’ or family’s lives. And while you’re at it, treat yourself to something too!

A view of the lush world outside while cozy and warm indoors is a great way to brighten up a living space, be visually inspired, bring a sense of wanderlust or nature inside, forget the dull winter days 🙂 Canvas Prints
Framed Prints
Carry-All Pouches
Shower Curtains
Throw Pillows
Spiral Notebooks
Phone Cases and many more… Store link is in my profile bio

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Meet one of our resident Anna’s hummingbirds, Slash. He’s been visiting our feeder for almost one year now, and he’s quite the feisty little fella, and vocal too. These photos were captured last December when I was first getting to know him, I think he had just become an adult as he was more bold; this year he seems more dominant and even more territorial. In photo 2 you get to see his tiny little feet, sort of like T-rex scrawny arms/hands, lol.
Such amazing little creatures

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I find myself from time to time wondering about Bella’s (pic 1 & 3) fox kits when the seasons change or when we have more extreme weather… wondering if they are ok, wondering who will remain after this oncoming winter, wishing wellness for the mom too.
This little one we nicknamed Butch (short for the butcher) in pic 2 as he was the dominant one always grabbing the fresh kill it’s mother would bring back. It would run around with the bunny and then find one of the den holes to go into and stash it or gnaw into proper pieces, throwing out the non edible parts.

My last trip to observe them was towards end of July, and I only spotted Bella by her lonesome self, as pictured in 1 & 3, waiting by the roadside for both social interaction and to beg for food. If you ever see any foxes up close, please don’t feed them, don’t even bait them. A couple of her kits were found dead by this very area the week before, too curious and tempted by human intervention. The two had been struck by a car, as they must have been lingering and hadn’t learned the dangers of the road yet. I believe the pair to be the siblings whom were inseparable (pic 4, 5, 6), and it was a very sad realization to have, seeing and hearing about the impact some thoughtless humans had on these beautiful creatures

8 wks old Fox Kits

8 wks old Fox Kits

It was a gorgeous long weekend full of sunshine, which inadvertently made it a challenge to photograph wildlife with the harsher lighting, whilst the weather made it a spectacular introduction to wildlife/fox photography for a friend of mine.

Regardless of the lighting challenges or sunstroke (lol…), it was a magical weekend of observing the daily lives of Salty & Bella, along with their seven kits.

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