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Monday, October 29, 2012

Posting Photos for P

Today I am attempting to put in some photos in the category of "p" for the ABC meme that I follow along with the other wonderful memes listed at the end of the post.  I am having a very busy week so my text will be limited and I won't be able to reply to comments for a few days as I am away from the computer at this time.  This is a parrot but I am not sure what kind he is ....I lost the info on this bird, someone will tell me what it is.

Fish below at the hatchery...Puntledge river.

Fish at the Puntledge River Hatchery near Campbell River, B.C. You can click the picture and it gets much larger.

 Pigeons in love.

Pigeon, oh well it is a Rock Dove but I call it a Pigeon.

Pileated Woodpecker

 Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon at Pacific Northwest Raptor Center in Duncan, Vancouver Island.

 Kaleb Pike Park near Victoria, B.C.
Parade downtown Victoria, B.C.
End of the Tea Party.

Pine Siskin in the yard.

The view a short time ago from the trailer at Salmon Point near Campbell River, B.C.
This is an eagle eating a fish at Pedder Bay this summer.

Here is a Polyanthus..this was one of the first pictures I put on my first blog years ago.
Recent Pow Wow this summer.

I am so rushed with this blog...sorry...I am a bit late for this week due to other commitments but did not want to miss the week entirely. When I get back on the computer I will catch up.

My thoughts go out to many of the people in the path of  hurricane Sandy.  Many bloggers I know are in that area.  Please stay safe.

The news just came in that the Bounty sank.  I have not got all the info yet. Hope all the people were saved.  Took these pictures in June of 2008 when the Bounty came here with the Tall Ships.

Thank you to these memes for allowing bloggers to share their story.  I may not remember to enter them all but this is the quick way for me to join in the memes as I have some difficulty with my eyes. So glad that these memes continue on, Our World is a long standing meme kept alive by dedicated group.  Many of the bird memes ended so I am glad that Wild Bird and Bird D'pot continue to gather the birders.  Nature Notes and Outdoors Wednesday are also long time memes hosted by helpful bloggers.

Please take care in this week of storms and earthquakes.

The Bird D'pot
Our World Tuesday
Sweet Shot Tuesday
Tuesday Tweets
ABC Wednesday
Nature Notes Wednesday
Outdoors Wednesday
Wild Bird Wednesday

edit note:  I sometimes have to republish after I see how many errors I made or links not working.  I list all the memes for the week now as I can only spend a short time on the computer as my eyes get tired. Such is life. To continue reading posts you must click older post below or see the index at the top or the side or pick a popular post or label from the sidebar.


  1. Your parrot is a female eclectus parrot, which occurs from Cape York Peninsula in NE Australia through to Wallacea. Males are green with an peach-coloured bill. Stunning birds.

  2. thanks so much snail...from A Snail's Eye View...how wonderful that you knew the info I needed....it is so great to hear from you. Snail has an amazing blog in Queensland, Australia.

  3. A wonderful, delightful post as always with beautiful, colorful captures of such a terrific variety and they do take my breath away!! I, too, feel so for the people in the path of Sandy! Hopefully, the storm will exhaust itself soon!! Have a good week!

  4. thanks Sylvia...yes I hope the storm does not put the power out for the elections coming up.

  5. In my eagerness to ID the parrot, I forgot to say how much I enjoyed your photos! :)

    And it is cheering to see those pictures of Bounty doing what she was built to do, given the latest news about her.

    1. thanks Snail, it means a lot that you came by here to help id the parrot, especially since we go back many many years of blogging.

  6. Anonymous10:33 pm

    An amazing set of shots!

  7. Great photos of all the things starting with "P". I was going to say that the Peregrines were my favorite but then I came to the Polyanthus. Polyanthus were the first flowers I grew in my little garden plot when I was a very very small girl!

  8. So now that you know what sort of parrot it is - you can just sit back and enjoy how splendid it is. Great pictures.

    Stewart M - Australia

  9. Anonymous11:55 pm

    What fabulous boat shots.

  10. Love the pretty parrot and all the bird photos. Your sky shot is beautiful and I the tall ship is cool. Thanks for sharing a great series of photos and your world. Have a great week!

  11. Gorgeous pictures,especially showing those beautiful colours on the pigeon. Love the Peregrine shots too.

  12. Wow, so many gorgeous pics! The Bounty sank? Hope you'll get back on that info whenever convenient!

  13. Love your photographs!

    Pile of Leaves
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  14. Pretty P Pictures... So many beauties!

  15. Such a delightful post in spite of your time constraint! The peregrine falcon shots are very beautiful.

  16. Well, you're not late for us! needn't apologize, because they are great pics. even make a pigeon (that's what I'D call it) look good!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  17. I enjoyed all of the assorted images, and especially liked the Peregrines, they are such amazing birds~

  18. WOW! You found so many wonderful P-words to photograph!

  19. Fantastic photography ~ Amazing shots of 'nature' ~ delightful 'P' photos for ABC ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  20. Perfect pictures! love the red parrot.

    P is for...

  21. What a great collection of images! The colors of the parrot woke me up, the fish images made me hungry, the shots of the HMS Bounty made me sad and the Eagle and Peregrine got me excited as I saw both species yesterday. Was only able to get shots of the Eagle as the falcon was too far away and wayyyy to fast.
    Thank you for eliciting such a wide range of emotions all at once!

    - Wally in Florida

  22. Up close and personal .... Your bird photographs are top notch!!!!!
    Joyce M

  23. The first picture looks like some type of parrot. I love all your photos - you've done a great job considering you say you're so rushed these days. See you next week,

    abcw team

  24. Great shot of the Bounty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  25. Great captures. You've got some gorgeous colours here too.

  26. I truly loved all the photos you shared. I do not know much about parrots but he is beautiful. We visited Vancouver Island and loved everything about the area. Nice post.
    xo, Jeanne

  27. Interesting post.

  28. Nora you probably heard by now that 14 people were rescued from the Bounty and 1 crewman is dead and the captain is missing...terrible storm.....Michelle

  29. Nora, Every one of your pictures is just beautiful -- (I'd be able to make a hundred posts out of this collection...you have a great eye and live in a great place, but even so I am awestruck at all these great pictures. The peregrine falcon is beautiful .. there is a small raptor rehab center here in Eugene and that makes me want to check it out while we're still here in the area.

    Thank you for sharing all this beauty. Take care! (I understand and empathize with the tired eyes too!)


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