Hello, hope you are having a good week. Above is a shot of the Docks at the inner harbour of Victoria during the boat show.
I am DELIGHTED to be here and to be blogging again with you all in my blogging family.
I took this above photo the other day in Oak Bay. It is the Docks at the marina.
I have been looking for fences everywhere. I found this shot of a fence out at Sidney Spit. And below a goldfinch sits on a wire fence out at Maber Flats.
This is a little Downy Woodpecker on a telephone pole behind our house a bit. I took it with an Olympus OM-d camera but I took the camera right back. It was very hard for me to use as I could not see the LCD screen and to figure the thing out. I think it is a great camera though just not for my eyes.
I am doing all the "D"s for the ABC meme so why not a few Deer. This is a baby deer from up island, it was right beside where we camped. We were leaving but I had to take a few photos!
This is the same Deer I put in before, from up on Observatory mountain on a cold snowy day a few weeks ago. I was looking for a Gray Crowned Rosy Finch and just got a bad shot of it. I can't put it in, it is soooo bad.
Double Crested Cormorant here on one of the lakes, or no I think it was at Albert Head on the ocean.
I found some Red for Ruby Tuesday. This is a Rufous Hummingbird at my feeder. They go away in the winter. The Annas stay here all winter.
D for Ducks of course! I think it is a female wigeon.
This must be a hybrid duck below as I cannot figure it out. There is a family of these ducks now down at Beacon Hill. We have a Black duck there and perhaps he mated with a mallard to produce a few of this variety. We have started a new breed I guess. The Black duck is kind of rare here so he may have been in someone's collection and escaped? I am not sure how these ducks arrive here sometimes.
Rock Dove or Pigeon.
These are Doves below but I can't remember what they are called just at the moment and they have only been around here for a while. Someone will probably tell me.
Now for a delightful treat! A Dipper out at Goldstream will sing and dance for us! He will flash his white eyelid to entice a mate. The Dipper has more oil on its feathers than most birds as it is in the water so much. He has the most complex and intricate calls. About 75% of the Dippers stay in the same area, don't migrate.The males dance consists of stretching out his neck, and pointing his wings down and strutting about. The male helps feed the babies and the female can produce two broods a year. I made this video just a few days ago. Seems it must be mating season. I am sorry the river noise is loud. I will edit it out in time. (if the video does not show up, just reload your page or visit my YouTube site.)
I have been struggling to remember how to do my template Design Coding. I figured out how to center the header. I also figured out some code to fix the "Older Post" link but have not Dared to put it in this blog yet. The main question I get asked from readers is how do I get to the other pages, they believe there is just the one page. Also I widened the Dimension of the blog. It can Drive you crazy learning all this stuff.
I have been unable to reply to my wonderful bloggers comments this last week but I will be back on the computer later this week.
We are at "D" for the ABC meme. D for delight, de light as I am always looking for the light.
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The Bird D'pot Thank you Anni
Our World Tuesday Thank you Our World Team
Nature Notes Tuesday Thank you Michelle
Sweet Shot Tuesday Thank you Kent
Wild Bird Wednesday Thank you Stewart
ABC Wednesday Thank you Denise, Roger and Team
Outdoors Wednesday Thank you Susan
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