This mornings farm visit was a bust due to the road being blocked and I was too lazy to hike a mile to visit "my" Ospreys, so opted to drive down to Island View Beach. The clouds rolled in and cool temperatures changed the feel from the past week of 30deg C/ 90 deg F .
I was royally treated to an unusual show this morning of Ravens playing at fairly close proximity. (I usually can't get within 100 meters of these playful tricksters) * These are not crows , as some have suggested, but their very large cousins... Quite a distinctly different bird.
These black magicians did not fail to amaze me with their aerobatic manoevers and community gatherings....
Several Ravens played pass the stick (which I saw them use to dig into the sand , as a tool)
One of my next jewellery projects is to carve a Raven pendant for a special person... so today's photo session seems to be a total blessing!
Thanks to each of you who follows my blog... Sorry for the gap in photos... Hopefully the cooler weather will allow me more time to make images from around the Saanich Peninsula!
Have a great week................... Terry :)
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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