Whether these birds were recent returnees from warmer climes or if they had been winter long-haulers wasn't really much concern to me, I was just happy to see them and have a chance to capture an image of them. From the most common bird - Lady Mallard or the Canada Geese, to the most flamboyant - Mr. Wood Duck, I enjoyed them all.
Some were more illusive to photograph - like the Quail or the Killdeer and some, like the Red-tailed Hawk routinely soared overhead for extended periods of time.
The Osprey put on quite a show of domestic 'bliss' as they prepared their nest high on a platform over the pond.
The Red-winged Blackbird, despite the disparity in size was quite successful in routing the attack of the Eagle.
The Blue Heron exhibited his unique ability to stay completely still for a considerable amount of time. I'm not sure if he was actively, and very patiently fishing or if he thought he would escape my notice if he didn't move a muscle.
Then there was the Flicker who seemed determined to bore holes in the side of the building next door. Efforts by the owners to prevent his attacks were fruitless.
I'm sure this wasn't an extensive list of the birds of the Okanagan, they're just the ones we encountered in our travels and had the privilege to observe and record.