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Monday, February 10, 2014

Easy Birds This Week




Having an Easy Week this week.  Just a few photos of the birds we have seen recently. Above is a Sapsucker we found at Goldstream Park.






This is the little Downy that comes to my backyard to dine.

Here is the hummer on the back deck.  I put a branch there.

These little tits are having a drink of sweet nectar.

 And they enjoy the peanut butter mixture in the log also.



We saw the Quail out in Metchosin.


At Goldstream there were many eagles.


Also at Goldstream there were Varied Thrushes in the parking lot, how easy is that.

Then at Esquimalt Lagoon we found the Oystercatchers and the Goldeneye ducks.

We are at the letter "E" at the ABC Meme for Easy.  Hope you all have an easy week too.


After I took all my last photos I realised the stabilizer had been turned off on the camera!!!  So they all are a little blurry.

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Outdoors Wednesday Thank you Susan
Wild Bird Wednesday Thank you Stewart
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HAVE A GREAT WEEK BLOGGERS AND BIRDERS!!

40 comments:

Stephanie said...

They are all beautifully photographed. Enjoyed viewing them all.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful birds in your world!! Terrific captures, Nora, as always!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great new week!

Pat Tillett said...

That sapsucker is a beauty! So is your photo of him...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful images.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds. Very nice variety.

mick said...

You might call them "easy" birds but to someone on the other side of the world they all look very exotic to me! That's another "e" word for you!! I love the pic of the oystercatcher!

ladyfi said...

Such clarity - such delight! A lovely set of photos.

Indrani said...

You say easy!
You are super efficient! Great clicks.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collections of birds. They are all beautiful..hard to pick a favorite, I love them all. Great shots. Have a happy week!

Carole M. said...

well the Sapsucker and the orange coloured Thrush are my favourites

Karen said...

A terrific series! Love that Hummer shot!

Wally Jones said...

What a great series, Nora! Simply beautiful birds! Thank you so much for sharing!

Wally in cold-warm-cold-warm Florida!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Thanks Stephanie!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Hi Sylvia, thanks for the visit. Have a great week also.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

yes I like that sapsucker....it was very cold and starting to snow and he flew right up to the tree beside me. Because it was so cold and no one else was there all the birds seemed extra friendly and posed well for me. Went back next day and there were too many people.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Thanks Ruth. Have a good week. Hope it warms up.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful birds, Nora! I love the photo of the hummer.

Laura said...

Oh how beautiful… the bright red bird in the first photo is gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh beautiful -- I've just started to learn about the various ducks... would love to see the goldeneye. Thank you for these.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nora I made a long comment on your beautiful post about your childhood but I didn't get the notice that it would be visible after approval. I hope you got it. The post was wonderful.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful birds.
I was surprised to see the Tits drinking from the hummer feeder.
Great capture.
The Thrush is so lovely and colorful.

HansHB said...

Gorgeous photos, well done!

Gail Dixon said...

I didn't think they were blurry! But I have done that before, many times, forgetting about the stabilizer. What a great collection of birds. Love that varied thrasher and the quail particularly.

Reader Wil said...

Excellent easy birds. Very endearing too! Thank you.
Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

bettyl-NZ said...

That's a great series of shots. I don't think I've ever seen a sapsucker before, although in my youth, I called many a child a 'yellow bellied sapsucker'!

Roger Owen Green said...

EXCELLENT way to take it easy!
ROG, ABCW

Leslie: said...

I truly did EXPECT to see EAGLES here today! lol I've seen a lot around here lately!

Leslie
abcw team

Photo Cache said...

your images are truly outstanding.

frankly my dear

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Thanks Sallie for the lovely comments....I did get it!!! The comment was very much appreciated. It means more to me than you can ever know. hugs

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. I love my little blog family from all around the world. We share birds, travel, adventure and the ups and downs of our lives. We are real people sharing the real human experience of being on this earth together at the same time. It is extraordinary that we can be as close and intimate as friends can be and yet never meet, except in the written words and photos we share on our blogs over many years and over many shared events. I feel as close to my blog friends as if we were to have a cup of tea and chat or plod out in gumboots in search of some rare bird together. How extraordinary is this media that can bring us together as friends and yet we are never to see each other in this life. It is both sad and tragic and yet it is the best thing in my life. Bloggers will know what I mean when I say the support of my blog means everything to me as it is part of me. Hard to explain and hard for readers to know and understand. I guess it is a universal blog feeling...a secret known only to bloggers.

Susan Moore said...

We are so very lucky to have the opportunity to share and meet on the web. Exceptional photos (as usual) it's nice to see such a variety of birds. I love watching the birds around my place, need to learn to identify more of them.

ellen b. said...

Wonderful captures of all these birds! Loved it!

Powell River Books said...

Easy for you to find. This trip to the cabin I only saw a resident raven and heard a woodpecker doing his business behind a cabin across the bay. I can hardly wait until spring comes and our birds return. - Margy

Judith Gray said...

Beautiful collection of photos. I particularly liked the vibrant red first bird.

Light and Voices said...

This series of bird images are fantastic. You should write a book about birds or collaborate and illustrate it with these photographs. Excellent job!
JM Illinois
U.S.A.

Hildred said...

Wonderful photos, with or without the stabilizer - I love the varied birds you picture - especially the coastal ones that aren't to be found in the Similkameen.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow a sapsucker.... Great assortment of birds... Hope you are taking care Nora.... Michelle

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Thanks Michelle, I got a few adult comments because of the title of the post! I never thought of it. I deleted.

Gordon said...

Sorry I'm a bit late, there are so many blogs to tune into, anyway, what a wonderfull set of pics, its hard to pic a fav. but the one that stands out to me is the quail. We get a type of quail in the UK but seldom seen only heard.
All the best Gordon.

David Gascoigne said...

Great picture. A few years ago my wife and I stayed at a B&B in Ladysmith, BC and this species was seen every morning on a tree outside our window. It was quite wonderful, especially since the only sapsucker we see here in Ontario is Yellow-bellied.

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