Welcome to the Island Rambles Blog

Hi my name is Nora and Welcome to my blog world. This is a nature and birding photo blog about Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I am trying to be a birder and I take photos of the birds and scenery I find. I hope you enjoy your time here and please come back again. PHOTOS WILL ENLARGE IF CLICKED. The photos are slide show enabled if you click on them. If you click on the top lighthouse photo it always takes you to the most recent summary list of my postings.


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Owls, Otters and Birds

 Today some photos of Owls, Otters and Orange-crowned warblers and lots of  really great......

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Easy Backup Your Photos Free

Today I am just taking a break from the usual birding.  I discovered an easy way to automatically back-up all your photos for free!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Good Collage Maker

I have been trying out collage makers.  Before I had used CollageIt and liked it a lot but am trying out some new ones.

Monday, March 27, 2017

All Lovely Little "L's"

Today all the lovely little "L" words for the blog and for the blog link-ups.  This is a Lily at the pond nearby last summer. (for Macro Monday)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Late Jay Posting

Today I have some Jays and some other birds from our yard and other places where I live.  I am late at putting in the blog.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Red-Tailed Hawk and Duck

We have a lot of Red-tailed hawks here.  There is one we know quite well, as he has only one eye.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Birds and More Fun Free Stuff

MacroMonday 2  - Flowers - This is from the Spring Prelude which is happening right now at Butchart Gardens.  It is amazing!  You can see snow in the background.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Reflecting Snow and Birds

The Weekend In Black and White - This is a barn not far from where I live.  We  had a lot of snow lately.  The goose flew into the photo!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Eagles, Elk and Egret

 I am seeing a lot of Eagles lately.  These two were out in the farm fields eating something, not sure what.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

For A Friend Arija

For a dear friend in blogging land.  For you Arija.  I will miss your wonderful blog and your kind and warm comments to me.  You were one of the first bloggers that I met even though you were across the world. I know I am not the only one who will miss you.

Michelle at  Ramblingwoods, Nature Notes has done a lovely tribute to Arija here.  Arija's Blog is here.

Ice Flowers and Birds

Macro Monday 2:  We have had some snow again and some ice. These are the icicles I found up on Observatory Hill.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Friday Photo Rant

Floral Friday above:  This posting is for the following link-ups and I thank each of the hosts for sharing their site to gather us together. I am very thankful for these blogging friends. Please see the links below to find their sites.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Catching Up Birds

I am catching up on some of the Link Ups that I have missed since I have returned to blogging from a blogging break.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wandering Tropical Kingbird

We had a Tropical Kingbird wander up here a few weeks ago.  He is mostly common to the American tropics.  Some reach South Texas and South Arizona and they span to Argentina, Peru and Trinidad.

Monday, January 09, 2017


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