March 31st, 2016
EGG with LEGGs
Easter Sunday splash!
Easter is nest building time!
Last spring I put out brushed fur from Gracye, our Wheaten Terrier as a test to see if the hummingbirds might use it for nest building. Its downy soft and fine as lambs wool! The Anna's females have taken advantage of the soft dog wool, but no images yet this season.
Today however, the Chickadee's came back again and again to grab beakfulls of this stuff.
What fun to watch thie antics as they jostle with it , then fly off!
Happy Easter to everyone... Terry :)
Finger Lickin' Good
Little Mizz "Hook" This female Native Vancouver Island Red Squirrel looks to be in "a family way" and fairly soon I believe she will be giving birth to another brood of super cute youngsters! This is the 3rd year I have observed Mizz Hook in my yard... She has the distinctive upturned claw or hook on her front left paw.
Seen in the image above doing a post dinner clean-up!
As the title suggests, it was late this afternoon , today, when I took these photos, but I was thrilled to have a feeding pair of Greenwings in front of me, despite the light.
G W Teal are common visitors to Sidney and N Saanich, but are often shy... Not the case with this happy couple!
Cheers and all the best............. Terry :)
A trio of Wigeon lean into the incoming wave as they feed along the Roberts Bay tide edge...
Ducks n Dogs!
@ Pat Bay this morning.... As I was engaged in shooting a variety of duck photos, a nice person came along with her 2 charges and played a fun game of retrieve the stick! Both of these cute hounds were thrilled to jump into the cold salt water and dutifully bring back the sticks!
Amongst all the ducks were various Mergansers (with their wild headdress's blowing in the breeze) Goldeneye, Bufflehead and of course Surf Scoters!
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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