Greetings to everyone! As the weekend approaches, I would like to extend an invitation to you to come and visit me and my Artis friend Celia Louise. The 2 Studio/Galleries are side by side so quite easy to find us. This will be my last public show for 2018 and I will have special pricing on all my images ... so if you have been considering one for your home, now is a great opportunity to buy ! Hope to see you there.. TerryV :)
Location * 9713A Second Street in Sidney (Dockside Realty/Gallery)
This morning I received an email from a local Coopers Hawk researcher and though exact details can't be obtained due to not having all the band numbers, He said that this is a male Coopers banded 9 years ago on the Peninsula. I will have to watch more closely next time a Coopers Hawk makes an appearance.
More Owl images to follow later today ... Thanks for your patience .. Here are today's images! A few keepers!
This gorgeous and tiny drake Hooded Merganser has been observed for the past 3 years wintering with his friends, the Wood Ducks! No certain way to say it's the same duck, but I do believe it is .. And what a show stopper he is decked out in his contrasty plumage!
A quick check under the hood prior to takeoff :)
The female Wood Duck featured in the photo above is an underrated beauty! Though not as multicoloured as her mate, she is equally decked out in gorgeous feather designs! Simply WOW, as seen here in a beam of sunlight!
I am constantly reminded that these beautiful and large Barred Owls are living nearby , from their loud calls almost every night, but actually seeing one during daylight is another thing. Yesterday I photographed the Owl for nearly 1/2 hour in 3 different spots.. The above photo was one of the last I shot in the sequence... The Owl got a bit bored with my clicking and nodded off to sleep.
Flight after flight of Canada Geese arrived well before sunrise. Today I observed 3 variants of Canadas, the local greater Canada, Alaskan Dusky and the very small Cackling geese (not much larger than a Mallard Duck)
1..2...3 Mallard Drakes swing past the camera for a look! (click on images)
A Snow Goose group flies past .. Saw 14 of them today, and many were juveniles
Russian Snow Geese on the left and Canadas on right lift off
The shots above and below are White Fronted Geese ... I have been hearing them fly overhead for the past 10 days... On their way South from Summering and nesting in the Arctic!
Summer 2023.. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 10 photography blogs in Canada.
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