Common BOYS .... lets Rumble
Goosey makes a graceful exit from the bath!
It was a sunny "Lets have a bath" kinda morning ... bucket bath!
Good thing I'm stuck in lockdown, Jefe or you'd be just another chicken burrito buster!!!
Crowd Control .. otherwise know as Jefe (the enforcer)
Off on Safari (she's got a thing for Jefe) the BOSS
Male Downey Woodpecker
It was a terrific morning outing to photograph the Teal and a few other passing by birds like Sidney's own Buffleheads (who put on quite a show)
Thanks to my friend Sheri and her awesome family for guiding me to this beautiful spot!
Also thank you to the several people walking and driving past who stopped to chat .. What a treat! Cheers to everyone ... TerryV
A pair of female Hooded Mergansers stretching wings in the morning sunshine
The forces of nature never fail to inspire me! Even in a snowstorm, Momma Hummingbird is gathering nesting material .. Does she have eggs in that nest? babies perhaps???
***** If you are reading this from the Pacific NW today .. Please bring your hummingbird feeders in overnite and set the alarm to have them back out before daylight breaks. This cold snap is a critical time for these tiny creatures and a frozen feeder that a bird depends on could spell disaster! *****
I was out this morning at first light , and at first never saw much to photograph, but had a curious Red Wing Blackbird singing his spring song (poor lighting but perhaps some interesting images) and on the way home from a no photo shoot at a fav duck pond I spotted this Great Blue Heron who was very cooperative.
A special thanks to the people who stopped by to chat about birds, pondside and Lockside Road. I enjoyed the visits! Have a great weekend ... TerryV
A Red Wing Black Bird belts out a spring melody!
A group of Trumpeter Swans heading out to feed this morning
Just look at this beauty for a minute .. She is an Anna's hummingbird with one of the brightest colour schemes I have ever seen. Normally the gorget is a few specks of colour, but this beauty is over the top with brilliance! Check out this similar find from 2008 (link below from Bainbridge Island Washington)
Hope everyone has a great weekend ... TerryV
Photos above from Jan 21 (yesterday morning) Anna's hummingbirds never rest ... Nesting season continues year round here! Bless their little productive souls!
* Top image of an adult and juvenile Trumpeter Swan make their exit from a pond in Central Saanich ...
* Next frame is a slideshow group of 5 swans coming in for a landing (watch their feet as they get close to landing)
Thanks for the visits today from the folks who stopped by to see the swans ...
Northern Harrier (Marsh Hawk) glides onto a prickly landing spot. below slide show 13 frames
Swan landing , continued below! splashdown!
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
* All images and content copyright Terry Venables and NaturalImagesCanada *