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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Ice, Birds, Sidney Island


Today I am dreaming of a summer day.  It is so cold here and ......




there is a low pressure area in the Gulf of Alaska and the jet stream goes well south of us as far as Northern California.  This tends to drag all the cold weather here this year!  And I don't like it. Above photo of a Kestrel on a fence for Good Fences Thursday.


A few recent birdy photos for Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes.


Here are some icy ice pictures for ABC Wednesday, Macro Monday and Our World.









Sidney Island In the Sun.  I am dreaming of summer! The video below was taken on Sidney Island on a hot summer day.







Thank you to these meme hosts for allowing bloggers to share their story.  Click on these links to find great blogs and photos. This post is for these wonderful bloggers:

MacroMonday 2 Thank you to Gemma Magical Mystical Teacher
Nature Notes Tuesday Thank you to Ramblingwoods
Our World Tuesday  Thank you to the Our World Team
Wild Bird Wednesday Thank you to Stewart
ABC Wednesday   Thank you to Mrs. Nesbitt and the Team
GoodFences Thursday Thank you to Gosia



HAVE A GREAT WEEK BLOGGERS AND BIRDERS!!

30 comments:

Joyful said...

Beautiful birds! Those ice shots are pretty cool too. Have a wonderful week Nora.

Findlay Wilde said...

Wow, fantastic set of bird images. If only I could get to see them........one day I will though.

photowannabe said...

Brrr....those photos of ICE make me cold.
I love your bird photos, especially that scruffy little guy being blown in the wond.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I like those icy pictures.Yes,I too am ready for spring and warmer weather and it will come, hopefully soon.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nora, that is way to cold for the Pacific Northwest. But you make it look beautiful! Gorgeous bird pictures too....love the hooded merganser. Thanks for sharing and I hope the weather warms up a bit soon. (My daughter says they had snow yesterday in Eugene ... our Oregon home ... good grief! )

Hildred said...

These are not nery springlike photos, - but very beautiful. Some of the dear little birds look as if the got caught in the kind of climate they are not used to...

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photos Nora! The bird in the first photo is really a beauty.

Pat Tillett said...

I just watched the video (very nice job!). What a beautiful place!

Jenny said...

The kestrel has beautiful markings.
We are still having cold weather in Ontario but we expect that in March. Lots of temperature swings for the next few weeks and then finally in April spring arrives. The last ice photo looks like the sun is really glinting off it. Ice can be nice:)

Roger Owen Green said...

your ICE is quite IMPRESSIVE!
ROG, ABCW

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Lovely photos of birds.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Le petit faucon est magnifique ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Margaret Adamson said...

Boy that is some ice you have there but Sidney Beach is lovely and weather to look forward to Nora

Lea said...

Love the birds! Summer is coming!
Have a great day!

Melody Steenkamp said...

The birds are gorgeous, as are your icephoto's but please let the spring come in ;-)


Have a nice ABC-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
http://melodymusic.nl/20-i/

Liz said...

The first bird is fabulous!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What beautiful feathered souls :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful collection of birds. The kestrel is my favorite, it is beautiful. I hope you have a happy day!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Exceptional Kestrel images!
Love the icy photos too....at least from my warm/cozy chair.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful Ice photos for I and beautiful shots of our 'feathered friends' ~ thanks,

Wishing you a lovely week ~ ^_^

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous shots... This little birds look COLD....

We didn't have much winter here at all this year --but we may get a touch this weekend...

I asked you a waterfall question on Facebook... Check it out.

Hugs,
Betsy

Leslie: said...

I know your pain - we've had it bad on the mainland, too! Just when we think spring has sprung, we get another dump of snow! Love those shots of the ice!

Leslie
abcw team

LindyLou Mac said...

Calling by from ABC Wednesday, what beautiful photos you have shared, love the ice!

Nora said...

oh, sorry Betsy, I sometimes miss things on Facebook as there is so much confusing stuff there. I will go and look. I sure am enjoying your beautiful cabin in the woods though. hugs back at you.

Roy Norris said...

Lovely icy shots Nora. Dreaming of Summer, arn't we all. :)

Lady Fi said...

Wonderful shot of the kestrel. It's cold here too.

robin andrea said...

We had a blast of cold air and lots more rain (on top of all the record-breaking rain we've been getting this winter) this past week. We left northern California on Wednesday and drove to the central coast, heading south. In one day we found springtime! Butterflies and singing birds, warm temps and blue skies. It's truly an amazing thing!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great photos - love the kestrel. I'm glad our snow has gone - but it is still chilly and rainy down here in Bellingham.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I really enjoyed the shore video...yes summer...we need summer....Michelle

Stewart M said...

I'll give you that, this is a cold looking post. What a great little kestrel.

Cheers - Stewart M - In Melbourne, but jet-lagged!

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