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!
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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