PHOTOS: Winter Wildlife

Barn owls are regular visitors at community parks throughout Sooke. (Ina Winterburn photo)Barn owls are regular visitors at community parks throughout Sooke. (Ina Winterburn photo)
Resident ducks are already paired off and getting ready for spring. (Ina Winterburn photo)Resident ducks are already paired off and getting ready for spring. (Ina Winterburn photo)
This little hummingbird has been a regular visitor to the photographer’s feeder over the winter. (Ina Winterburn photo)This little hummingbird has been a regular visitor to the photographer’s feeder over the winter. (Ina Winterburn photo)
An owl watches over the Sooke River. (Ina Winterburn photo)An owl watches over the Sooke River. (Ina Winterburn photo)
Rufous hummingbirds are having a successful winter at Whiffin Spit Park in Sooke. (Ina Winterburn photo)Rufous hummingbirds are having a successful winter at Whiffin Spit Park in Sooke. (Ina Winterburn photo)

Sooke photographer Ina Winterburn has photographed and watched much of the local bird population over the winter.

Writes Winterburn: “One of the hummingbirds has been kept fed at our home feeder, while the other seems to be doing well on his own at Whiffin Spit. The owls have been regular visitors in the mini parks in the residential areas, mostly concentrating on puffing up to stay warm and keeping a close eye on the forest floor for food while the ducks look like they’re already paired off “doing their laundry” getting ready for spring. To submit photos, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com.



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