I figured since we are in British Columbia shooting for our new film Bluebird Man, that this weeks photo should reflect our experiences. We spent most of the last two days with North American Bluebird Society president Sherry Linn, who has a small bluebird trail on her property. While we were mostly filming, I still wanted to capture a few photos for this weeks blog post. Here is a beautiful male Western Bluebird nesting on Sherry’s property.

Male Western Bluebird.  Photograph by Neil Paprocki.

Week 16 photo: Male Western Bluebird. Photograph by Neil Paprocki.

Obtaining the NABS perspective on bluebird conservation was very important to us, and Sherry is truly a great ambassador for the organization. We were able to follow Sherry around on her bluebird trail near the Okanagan Valley of south-central British Columbia on Monday. Tuesday morning was also spent on Sherry’s property following around her bluebirds. We got great footage of male and female Western Bluebirds going in-and-out of nest boxes with nesting material, and Sherry even had one pair of bluebirds already incubating 6 eggs!

North American Bluebird Society president Sherry Linn.  photograph by Neil Paprocki.

North American Bluebird Society president Sherry Linn. photograph by Neil Paprocki.

Wednesday we will take a break from bluebirds (only briefly!) to spend the day with Lauren Meads filming Burrowing Owls. Lauren works for the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of British Columbia, whose mission is to re-establish a self-sustaining population of Burrowing Owls to BC. We will be getting a tour of the captive breeding facility, as well as visiting one of the release sites for these endangered grassland owls. We’ll have a full wrap up of our time in BC once we return state-side on Friday. Until then enjoy a few more photos from the last few days of production.

The town of Osoyoos in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada.  Photograph by Neil Paprocki.

Sunset over the town of Osoyoos in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. Photograph by Neil Paprocki.

Two of Sherry's bluebird boxes.  Photograph by Neil Paprocki.

Two of Sherry’s bluebird boxes. Photograph by Neil Paprocki.

 

Spotted Towhee.  Photograph by Neil Paprocki.

Spotted Towhee. Photograph by Neil Paprocki.

Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler.  Photograph by Neil Paprocki.

Yellow-rumped “Audubon’s” Warbler. Photograph by Neil Paprocki.

 

 






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