Last day of March 2017
Above .. Maple Tree blossom ... Below Mr Robin enjoying the afternoon!
Resident Vancouver Island Red Squirrel enjoying a Cherry bud snack!
Spotted Towhee in the SUN!!!
Mizz Rufe on a rainy Tuesday
The Friends of Shoal Harbour Spring BirdWalk and tea at St Johns Church was a great place to meet like minded individuals and enjoy Nature and the local bird population. Highlights of todays walk included courting Bufflehead ducks, a lovely female Goldeneye and three Harlequin Ducks! Some great information was shared by local experts... I always learn something from this great , dedicated group! Thanks again for inviting me to present some of my images today! All the best to all who attended... Terry :)
PS.. A few images taken late this afternoon of my new guardian of the deck! Mr. Rufe!
Sunday March 26th The Friends of Shoal Harbour are hosting their annual Spring "Bird Walk" and tea/ entertainment to follow . 2:00 - 4:00 (They have kindly asked me to show my best collection of local (Saanich Peninsula) images!
An hour on the Peninsula
Thank you... folks at Chilliwack!
Thanks to all the nice folks who stopped by to view my images and ask questions.. Also a special thank you to those who took home an image or cards! I always love the comments and suggestions at shows. Your feedback helps me to make decisions on what to print and which images appeal to people!
This morning I was delighted to enjoy the company of a very welcomed Spring Arrival, Mr Rufous to my yard! Coming here all the way from Wintering grounds in Central America , I just love this time of year!
All the best to everyone... Terry :)
A shy but colourful Winter visitor to our Saanich Peninsula, the Varied Thrush makes beautiful haunting music, especially in the morning. As the Spring progresses, these visitors will head off to their nesting grounds, not to be seen again until next December.
Swan gets a "goose"
Red Wing Black Bird and a small armada of flying wee things!, 2 images of a Towhee.. (lovely mainly ground dwelling bird about Robin sized) , A house Finch showing great colour grabs sunflower seeds, and Magic Pond Wood Ducks... So gorgeous!
These tiny birds benefit from the dogs being brushed! Wheaten Terrier fur seems to be a fine choice for lining a hummingbirds nest... Soft as merino wool and easy to find... Right beside the nectar feeder! Happy nest building little creatures!
For Hummingbird fans I want to post a special link to EXPLORE cams .. Live cam views of nesting Hummingbirds in S California.. Wonderful!
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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