Lavender Birds of British Columbia
Early in the morning, before I let the dogs out, and if I am very quiet, I slip into my back yard and watch the birds who feed in the lavender. The birds are exquisitely coloured in yellow, orange and red, amongst the lavender buds. I have traditional purple/blue lavender but I also have a few white lavender bushes. The birds are finches and they’re quite timid. I must keep still or they fly away.
There are actually five birds hidden in the lavender above. Can you spot them all? What appears to be a red blob in the far right corner turns into something quite magnificent on magnification (see pic below).
Look at the gorgeous little scarlet finch hiding in the lavender!
I have included many photographs because each one is a canvas on its own and I thought together they make a nice collection. I can’t help but relax when I view the photos. It’s almost like being in my backyard in person.
I hope you enjoy this photo essay of the beautiful birds that visit my lavender garden in the early morning hours.
This beautiful girl is perfectly camouflaged amongst the lavender.
A beautiful fiery orange-faced finch is on alert in the sumac tree.
A scarlet finch poses amongst the red branches of a sumac tree.
A female is at the top of the pic with a red male on the left and goldfinch male on the right.
2 goldfinches, a scarlet finch and a camouflaged lavender/grey female finch.
Honey Bee in Lavender
Goldfinch Male and Female Finch
My lavender garden is quite large and wild and frequented by many bees, birds and butterflies. Nearly all yards in Canada are not wildlife friendly. The lavender garden is one small way that I can give something back to a few of the wild creatures on my mountain. *There are also hummingbirds in my garden but they are far too shy and quick for my camera.