The past few days I have been busy printing on canvas for a showing of my latest images in Sidney @ Alexanders Coffee Bar 2385 Beacon Ave!
The images will be on display (and for sale) for 2 weeks beginning this Sunday, March 4th! I am very excited to be entirely producing my own canvas prints from start to finish! Hope you will come out and enjoy a coffee and one of Sandy's most excellent baked goodies!
This morning it was a touch below zero (brrr) and I always wonder about the resilience of these tiny wee things.... How they actually survive the cold is nothing short of a natural miracle.
These cold Winter nights produce a long time span between feedings.... today I calculated that this period is up to 14 hours from the time I observe that last feeding Hummingbird at dusk till the 1st ones appear in the AM ...
I am grateful every day to see the Young Prince and his clan... Have a Happy Weekend... TerryV
These male Red Winged Blackbirds don't mind a little chilly weather. It was about +2C late this afternoon when I shot these images... The earlybird gets the best nesting site!
For those of you who regularly check my blog, it won't come as any surprise that I truly love birds and nature. These tiny Hummingbirds are truly a favourite, but as I take time to photograph different species, the one I am studying at the time also becomes a favourite.
This Young Prince has been notably in my view since December 2017 and I have observed him daily. The pictures today show the final stages of his coming of age feathers... He has become a "full fledged" adult Anna's and has taken the prime territory in my yard, guarding 3 feeders. Its a full time job for this 3.5 gram wonder, as many rivals and interlopers drop in each day to test him and vie for this space.
I want to thank all of you (around 500/week) who stop in here.. It means a great deal to me knowing there are folks out there interested and curious about these creatures.
All the best ... TerryV ...
We are now in the last few days of the feather transformation of Young Prince... If you look closely there are fewer pin feathers and only a tiny number of the original pale gorget feathers remaining... And the females are now coming in to say hello!
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.
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