Though most of the local Hummingbirds are looking rather stressed and moulting plumage, the young of this year are coming into their own and strutting their stuff!
This young Anna's male is getting his adult feathers and I think he's discovered his MOJO!
Happy Wednesday from Hummingbird Haven N Saanich! ... cheers TerryV
Its been an amazing week observing Neowise and I feel somewhat starstruck. What a vast solar system we live in and all the stars and planets beyond are simply amazing! Thank you for looking, liking and thinking about where we live...So far this is the only planet we have.
Lets keep it !
ISS (International Space Station orbits across the 5 images above , passing behind the comet's tail!
A lot of folks have asked me how to see the comet .. It has faded a bit in the past several days. Darker sky is better, 11PM is ok, but midnite is better. Also a dark place away from lights of your house or town.
Look into the NW sky and find the Big Dipper.. With some optics (even small binoculars) cast your gaze just below the Big Dipper's base ...
To the South in the night sky you will see 2 planets Saturn (top left) and the bright star like orb to its right is Jupiter. With bino's you can easily see 2 of it purported 79 moons!
Lat nite around 12AM I watched the International Space Station glide across as I photographed the Neowise Comet .. Quite an evening!
A Barred Owl has breakfast
Summer flowers and Sir Anna!
A tiny elusive pond dweller (female Common Yellowthroat)
Some local Blacktail deer coming across a hay field and down to the pond
A few Rufous still here!
A pair of sweet baby Great Horned Owls as seen Thursday evening in Sidney.. Over a km away from where i saw the other pair last month. Could these be the same owl kids???
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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