I am catching up on some of the Link Ups that I have missed since I have returned to blogging from a blogging break.
I have a lot of birds to catch up on.
The birding in Victoria and Vancouver Island has been so exciting and has kept us busy looking for new birds.These are Bohemian Waxwings above. They are for Hootin' Anni's Link Up on Sunday. They have more red on their under-tail and head than our Cedar Waxwings. We commonly get the Cedar Waxwings here but never get these, so it was very exciting to see these beauties.
FOR THE BIRD D'POT:
This is a Northern Mockingbird above in Duncan. We get these birds once in a while on the island. They are very territorial and like the fat feeders.
This is a Short-eared Owl out in Martindale Flats and the Pink-footed Geese are below also in Martindale Flats. I think it was the first time anyone has seen a Pink-footed goose here. They saw one years ago in Washington. Perhaps they are released birds as I am not sure they could make it here from Greenland or Iceland or Northern Europe. These are very distant shots of both. The Pink-footed are on the right side of the photo.
This is a Sora at a pond not too far from home. The Sora is for Michelle at Ramblingwoods for Nature Notes Tuesday, as I think she would like one of these. The Soras seem to like to hide but this one came out with the ducks on the edge of the pond.
OUR WORLD TUESDAY
This is a Field Sparrow at Esquimalt Lagoon for Our World Tuesday! Our World is full of birds! This bird is mostly from the Eastern U.S. I think it was the first one seen in B.C. I often wonder how these rare birds manage to get here.
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The Bird D'Pot Sunday Thank you to Hootin' Anni
Nature Notes Tuesday Thank you to Ramblingwoods
Our World Tuesday Thank you to the Our World Team
HAVE A GREAT WEEK BLOGGERS AND BIRDERS!!