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Okanagan Vacation 12 - Behind Brin de Soleil

On my second walk behind Brin de Soleil, I noticed these beautiful red and yellow wildflowers in bloom. "Blanketflowers", I think they're called--gaillardia aristata. Showy cultivars of this species are popular in gardens.

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I also discovered a Pygmy Nuthatch at the nest. She was flying back and forth, carrying insects in her bill and poking her head into a hole that looked no bigger around than a quarter--hard to believe there was a nest of baby birds in there!

She wouldn't actually go to the nest with me close by, though. She just perched on the tree, chirping indignantly. I snapped a few pictures and left her alone.

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June 30th, 2011 at 8:05 am
The flowers are quite striking, especially with the bokehs you've got there.

Cute nuthatch!