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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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Friday, February 24, 2017

Happy Weekend!

I hope you are all having a happy weekend!

The above photo of the docks is for Weekend Reflections.

The above photo of the beach in Oak Bay is for Sky Watch. This is where the Purple Sandpiper is hiding out.

The above photo of Butchart Gardens is for The Weekend in Black and White as is the ice melting below.  The snow is gone now.

For Saturday's Critters we have the little Spotted Towhee.

Thank you to each of these meme hosts for allowing bloggers to share their story. Click on any of these links for some great blogs and photos.  This post is for these wonderful bloggers:
Sky Watch Friday  Thank you to the Sky Watch Team
The Weekend in Black White  Thank you to Dragonstar
Weekend Reflections Thank you to James
Saturday's Critters  Thank you to Eileen



Magnus said...

Beautiful shots, and the black and white is just great!


Dragonstar said...

Love the shapes in the melting ice - beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely scenes and photos. The view of the bay is gorgeous. The snow looks pretty. The Towhee is another favorite bird of mine, they are beautiful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Lea said...

Pretty scenery, and the Towhee is beautiful!

Marleen said...

A perfect day for photos. And the little bird is beautiful!

Mosura said...

That Spotted Towhee is a beauty.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I am in total envy for your photo of the towhee!! And such a perfect image too.

That first photo you shared just made me wanna be outdoors right now....beautiful.

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Nora. Your photos are gorgeous - especially the water scenes which is a nice change from the snow. We are getting showers and fog here today but it's mild and the snow is melting a lot. Enjoy the weekend. Pam

Linda W. said...

Nice collection of photos. Love the little bird.

Lady Fi said...

Beautiful! I love the scenery in that second shot.

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Nora, you've shared the most beautiful photos of your island. Lovely sun sparkles on the dock area. Such a pretty little bird Towhee ... a sweet name as well :D)

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Ruth Hiebert said...

Another lovely set of photos. The black and white are quite stunning.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Hi Nora, The people were against the cull because they reckon it was disrespect to the President of USA.

I was in Kingsville where I saw numerous ducks.

monique carnat said...

very nice photos !!!

Jim said...

Great shots.
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Giga said...

I love the view of the second picture. :)