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!
Black Turnstone enjoys a morning saltwater dip!
* Harlequin Ducks *
*Female Common Merganser cruises past on a beautiful January morning
I had a dream of a tiny jewel like bird with brilliant green feathers and she preferred to fly free amongst the other birds even though she had a warm safe refuge inside my house. She showed me how glorious it was to be out with nature surrounding her. Though I had taken her in and helped her out for a time, there was no going back. I never questioned this only marvelled at this wee creature buzzing about, but it wasn't until I awoke and thought about this vivid dream that I realized its meaning. Hello Gracye .. you are a freebird now!
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 *