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Monday, April 18, 2016

Old and New Photo Mix


Today a mix of old and new photos.

We are doing all the birds with the letter "O" for Mrs. Nesbitt and the ABC Wednesday Team and for Stewart at Wild Birds Wednesday.
The owl photo above was taken a few years ago at a Raptor Show.
The Pygmy Owl below was taken at Observatory Hill.


This is an Orange-crowned Warbler below for Michelle at Nature Notes Tuesday.

So here we have the Osprey.  One is out at Brentwood and the other one is in Cowichan.  These are for Our World Tuesday.


They like to build their nest on the light stands.


And just because I can, I will put in some whales in the Ocean.

 For Water World Wednesday.
 For Wednesday Waters.

Here is my favorite underwater character, the octopus.


Here I have a little otter eating his lunch out at Aylard Farms for Outdoors Wednesday.



Ogden Point breakwater reflecting First Nation's art.  This is the Ogden Point Eagle who is always there to welcome in the cruise ships.  He is on a tall light stand.  Perhaps he is from Beacon Hill Park.  He is for Anni at the Bird D'Pot.


A very old, old First Nations carving from the museum taken with my old, old first camera a long time ago. For Black and White Wednesday.

I put in my posts for a few days as I have very bad eyes.
Thank you to these meme hosts for allowing bloggers to share their story.  Click on these links to find great blogs and photos.
The Bird D'pot Nature Notes Tuesday   Our World Tuesday    Wild Bird Wednesday ABC Wednesday  Outdoors Wednesday  Black and White Wednesday  Water World Wednesday  Wednesday Waters Mosaic Monday.

A Baby Owl Collage for you today for Mosaic Monday.



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40 comments:

mick said...

A great series of photos but I think the baby owls are the cutest.

Rajesh said...

Great series of images.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What a great series of pictures to have taken and to have compiled for today's post. Ospreys occur over here but are very rare breeding birds still despite the efforts of conservationists.

Hannele Ruponen said...

Baby owls are so cute! The octobus would be exciting to meet... Lucky you!

Margaret Adamson said...

So many wonderful photographs and that gorgeous collage of the end of the post of the baby Owls is beautiful

Mary Cromer said...

Love... love the Owls, and all other shares too!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, awesome photos of the owls, birds and whales. Great series and post. Have a happy day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed all. Loved your 'today's' collage.

Denise inVA said...

Goodness, a wonderful collection of the most interesting photos. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Linda W. said...

Nice shot of the owl! I like all your sea creature pics too.

Stephanie said...

A wonderful series of images.

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos.

Tom said...

what a great wildlife collection

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful range of wildlife in these photos. Adore the eyes of the owl. And the whale antics in the water are great.

Michelle said...

An excellent set of photos.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You do a great job of getting all the right pictures for these memes.I personally don't do memes but do enjoy how you do them.

Lois said...

Such wonderful photos! I just love seeing those baby owls.

magiceye said...

A lovely selection of beautiful pictures!

abrianna said...

The baby owls are my favorites.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Gosh - those baby owls are so darn cute.
Great photographs!
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Birgitta said...

What a great series of photos! Baby owls are so cute :)

Hannah said...

The baby owls are cute, but I really like the darling Pygmy Owl looking back over his shoulder. I hope your eyes do better soon, Nora.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely wildlife series.I think my favourite is the otter,they are so sleek and beautiful. You certainly live in an interesting place.
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

Enjoy your week,
Ruby

Phil Slade said...

A great set of pictures Nora. Looking through them kept me Occupied for ages.

Jennifer Müller said...

wow what a great shots......
Amazing.
Have a nice day Jen

Katarina said...

Such a fabulous collection of great shots!

Trubes said...

Such lovely images of God's own creatures at their best,
I too love the baby owls, so cute.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful habitat with us.
i do hope some solution can be found to help improve
your vision.

best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Murthy K v v s said...

Eyes of the owl are really scary.Great pics.Have a nice day.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wow, what an impressive post for lots of O's ...
Your photo's are very nice, loved to watch them


Have a nice abc-wednesday-day / – week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Sharon Wagner said...

Your post was like visiting the zoo!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Everything....EVERYthing is so perfect. Wow. You've managed to share some real beautiful images. I can't chose a favorite today....LOVE 'em all.

Again, I'm in my personal blog admin, Hootin' Anni's, but I wanted to stop by and visit to view your bird shares...thanks for linking in this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Your participating is always so appreciated.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Nora... lovely selection of Mother Nature this week. I saw a program on the intelligence of octopus. They can solve problems. It is a shame that they have a very short lifespan ..... Michelle

Fun60 said...

A great series but my favourites would have to be the first and last photos.

Roger Owen Green said...

your first pic is a hOOt!

ROG, ABCW

robin andrea said...

Wow! Each one of these photos is truly beautiful. A whole page of them takes my breath away.

edenhills said...

Lovely assortment of birds and critters!

Wally Jones said...

Only One thing to say about your series of images: Outstanding!

Thank you for sharing such beauty! Hope your weekend is filled with joy!

NatureFootstep said...

powerful eyes of the owl.
Nice set of critters :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

A fabulous collection of photos! I love the first photo. Those eyes are amazing. Take care!

Florence said...

Owls, bird, whales! All my favorites!!

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