This male Rufous Hummingbird was gracious enough to be present most of the times guarding his territory in the middle of the garden, thus providing excellent vantage points, too bad it was cloudy this morning.
Besides watching the hummingbird, I took photos of other animals flying around in the park.
European Paper Wasp
Some species of Tachinid Flies (Family Tachinidae). According to my field guide, there are five species of Tachinid Flies that can be found in B.C.
Back of a Purple Finch. The finches were more active today than I have ever seen them here in RNP. [Note: These are identified as Purple Finches (rather than House Finches) because of the red over most of the body, the diffusely streaked underpart, and the notched tail. Thanks to Hugh for questioning my original ID. Appreciate it.]
And of course, Black-capped Chickadees
After spending a couple of hours at RNP, I rode the bus to Richmond Public Market (Asian-dominated marketplace) to buy some cheap groceries. This is the scene at the Lang Park next door.