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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Eagles, Elk and Egret

 I am seeing a lot of Eagles lately.  These two were out in the farm fields eating something, not sure what.

I was happy to get the above shot when all the other birders were still looking at the field for the Pink-footed geese.
The eagle below was out at Goldstream dreaming of fish probably. For Wild Bird Wednesday and Stewart.

I am including a lot of  "E's" for ABC Wednesday and for the Team.  This is a European Collard Dove hiding in the branches.

Below is a Cattle Egret that was in the farm fields quite a while ago.

Emerald Moth above and below a European Skipper from last fall and summer.

Long-eared Owl below from last year.

Elk below at Cowichan Lake.

For Good Fences Thursday two horses out in Metchosin.

For Sky Watch Friday, Esquimalt Lagoon.

Also some pigeons at Clover Point.

Butchart Gardens in the Fall for Floral Friday Fotos.

Below is a cell phone video I took of Butchart Gardens yesterday in the snow.

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:

Wild Bird Wednesday Thank you to Stewart

ABC Wednesday   Thank you to Mrs. Nesbitt and the Team

Good Fences Thursday Thank you to Gosia

Sky Watch Friday  Thank you to the Sky Watch Team

Floral Friday Fotos Thank you to Nick V



  1. I know this is a really bad video. It was snowing quite hard and I was using a cell phone in one hand and umbrella in the other hand along with a purse and another camera to keep dry somehow. Funny thing is on Twitter I got this really cranky angry comment about how bad my video was because I go side to side (I could mention that I was walking also!). I think it is really funny that someone thought they had to give me this angry advice on my crappy little cell phone vid. Ha ha.

  2. Lots of lovely images. Even Buthchart Gardens looks lovely in the snow. Don't worry about the angry comments on Twitter. There are lots of trolls out there who can't bear to be positive.

    1. Thanks so much Joyful. I hope you will return to blogging soon. Let me know when you do I will be the first one there! Twitter is a weird place, people think they can be abusive on there.

  3. Cool photos of the eagles!

    1. Thanks Linda, I always enjoy seeing the eagles around here.

  4. Oh your photos are delightful Linda! Cool Eagles! The Owl is gorgeous. I loved seeing that beautiful snow scene - it looks an enchanting spot.
    I then saw that you'd received an angry comment - goodness me, what a small-minded, miserable, waste of space that person is!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely post with us, it's always fun to see what you've been up to. Cheers now :D)

  5. Les aigles sont magnifiques ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

  6. Wow. So many beautiful bird sightings! Beautiful captures Nora. A friend posted photos of Butchart Gardens in the snow and they were beautiful to see. Take care. Pam

  7. Great shots!

    abcw team

  8. I like the snow video. Looks magical!

  9. Great pictures. I always enjoy seeing Eagles.

  10. Why do we find eagles SO handsome? Magnificent birds.


  11. I love your photos. I like your other E birds too. I considered doing something like that too, but ended up just focusing on eagles in our area.

  12. Hi Nora, I always enjoy seeing your gorgeous photos.. I hope I can visit Butchart Gardens sometime. OF course, I want to see ALL of your gorgeous area.. WOW!!! Love seeing the Eagles... And---I have NEVER seen a long-eared owl... WOW!!!!


  13. Lots of great photos. Enjoyed the Eagles, the pretty green moth, the horses and fence, the lovely fall scene.

  14. A wonderful series of shots!

  15. Oh it is still very cold there! Here we already use the aircon to feel a bit colder.

  16. It is wonderful to be seeing these birds and practice has made it perfect to capture and post. Look forward to your posts. Have a wonderful week-end.

  17. Thanks so much for all the kind comments here. I have gone to each of your sites to thank you. I really appreciate how many bloggers come to my site and leave me a nice note!

  18. Great captures! Beautiful critters too!


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