North Saanich is home to several Osprey nests. This is one of my fav's , as I almost know these birds on a 1st name basis. The first 10 images are of MoM .. who always comes out to check me over (and scold a bit) , then you'll see DaD bringing home a Sculpin for dinner. Some of these images are quite cropped, as I was a good distance away.
Dad flew past the nest to show off his catch, then landed in a tree several hundred meters away and had a few bites before taking the fish to the nest.
I spotted 3 small Osprey heads enjoying fresh fish, but a long way to get a photo.
Hope you enjoy these... Terry
Happy Dads day to all Fathers out there!
Sure missing my Dad who departed many years ago, but taught me so much about Nature, birds, fishing and life! Love you DAD!!!!
Downy Woodpeckers.. Like Father, Like son! :)
I was up bright and early this morning , not wanting to miss any of the activities in the back yard and was immediately rewarded by a visit from Mr Pileated Woodpecker feeding his offspring!
These images taken in low light conditions around 6:30 AM today @ ISO 8000 +
Happy Saturday.... Terry :)
The babies are growing (Mallards) ... Saw 4 today of the 5 that I photographed last week! The Wood duck youngster is a male that is nearing his adult look.
The Drake Mallard was really enjoying his afternoon bath!
Sometimes when waiting for Hummingbirds to arrive...they don't, so one shoots what one can! :)
Other times... They do show up! :) but (mid day under harsh sunlight ....)
Since the Rufous have now pretty much headed South, the Annas have resumed their dominance at the feeding stations. This is the younger male from the deck feeder giving me some morning poses! Happy Sunday to everyone... Terry :)
A bit of fine rain today around Noon Pacific time.. Mr Annas takes little notice! :)
The 1st 3 below are from noon today , the rest were shot around 7PM .. Still overcast and light rain.. so ISO of 5000 - 8000
It amazes me how different 1 tiny bird can look depending on light, angle and attitude!
Of course there are always hummingbirds to photograph!
I took dozens of photos this afternoon of the baby Rufous! (sorry..Anna's) What a cutie!!!
On my way home along the Highway, I spotted an eagle being dive bombed by crows. For the life of me I couldn't find a clear view of the eagle, but got this shot!
A big Thank You to everyone who came out to see us at the Tullista Park gallery over the weekend. The show was a big success.
My first ever images were sold and I am delighted that you folks enjoyed this new medium I am pursuing! Thank you again for coming out!!!! Terry :)
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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