In contrast to yesterdays dancing Cranes... todays outing was conflict after conflict. Bright and early this morning I witnessed an air to air battle of titans.. A female Osprey went after a female Bald Eagle... (They have nests very close to one another, so this kind of thing may just be inevitable) I tried my best to get good shots, but sun was shining brightly and the battle was all around me so lighting varied a lot... Still.. you'll see some of the action.
The history of the world seems to be defined in conflict of 1 type or another... No different for humans it seems than creatures!
Meanwhile back at the Osprey nest ....
Another Osprey pair take a close look at the nest and are NOT welcome whatsoever!!!
They fly off to another Osprey platform and ... everyone is surprised at who is living there... Me as well! These images shot from several hundred yards away!
This is the first I have encountered Sandhill Cranes on the Saanich Peninsula.. These 3 have been hanging around a farm in N Saanich all week and this morning I had the pleasure of watching them dance!
Hello everyone! First off, I would like to thank all the great folks who came by and visited at the show in Kamloops over the weekend! Your kind comments are well received and suggestions too! I really appreciate getting feedback on my images!
This morning I was in my camo and watching some local Bald Eagles coming and going from their nest tree. I am a touch worried about the Osprey who are also nesting close by, as the Eagles quite often use the young Osprey to feed their chicks. It might be a nail biter over the next few months, but I will keep everyone posted with my comments and images of both! Here's hoping for some actual Spring weather for Western Canada... Back East.. Well, we are envious! All the very best to all of you who follow this nature blog...... Happy trails............. . Terry :)
The tiny male Rufous Hummingbird below exhibits a behaviour I've never before encountered.. His buzzing wingbeats dont ever stop, even when he sits! Always something interesting to encounter when one observes nature!
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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