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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Color Me Blue

We saw the driftwood sculpture out at Esquimalt Lagoon by the blue waters and.......

 we also saw a blue Sitting Lady Falls out at Witty's Lagoon.

At Goldstream the salmon are spawning and the gulls, eagles and the little dippers are happy. All of Goldstream has turned golden.

Something Red for our ABC Meme, the red Polar Prince was in town as it finished it's journey.

The Peacocks were showing off their Blue at Beacon Hill Park.

We found a hybrid of some kind out in Sidney, it must be a Swangoose or something mixed. It is very large and quite pretty.

And then more Blue, we found the real Blue Jay that is visiting us for a while.

A very pretty Ring-billed Gull down at the seaside at Cattle Point.

Here I found some nice fences for the fences meme. This one is at Centennial Park in Sidney.

This fence is at the fishing dock at Elk Lake.

Out in Sidney we found a young Red-tailed hawk playing with a Raven and having fun. Could be the Spunky hawk but he could not take the time to tell me, he was having so much fun. I wish he would fly down, land on my shoulder and tell me if he is the Spunky hawk.

He does not have any red on his tail so he is a baby hawk.

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Today I am linking to:
The Bird D'Pot 
Nature Notes Tuesday
Our World Tuesday
Wild Bird Wednesday
ABC Wednesday  the color red for "R"
GoodFences Thursday
Thank you to each of the hosts.

Sweet Baby Hawk on Branch 7 Night time

Hawk So Cute Turns Head and Looks at Me

Osprey Nest Good Wing Flapping

Mom Eagle Sidney Nest 1


  1. The picture of the Goldstream is very beautiful...

  2. The river with the Dippers looks like a real haven for birds. And fish!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  3. AaaiiiieeeEEEEE!

  4. (that’s kinda scary)

  5. Gorgeous photo's again. Red is Always a good choice ;-)

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-WEDNES-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  6. Your photos are gorgeous and I love that driftwood sculpture.

  7. Wonderful bird photos. But my favourite is the one looking at the salmon.

  8. Beautiful places and birds, and i've never seen a hawk and a raven playing.

  9. This post is a fantastic variety of scenes. The driftwood sculpture is marvelous! I would love to see more.

  10. Wonderful photos! A great post.

  11. Awesome images this week Nora!!!! The birds, the falls, the driftwood sculpture and the foliage along the stream. Everything.

    Thanks for linking up with us birders this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  12. Hello Nora, these are all wonderful photos. I love the driftwood and the Goldstream.. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  13. Anonymous12:58 pm

    The driftwood is beautiful, however, you really grabbed ahold of me with the Hawk , Eagle & Osprey!...:)JP

  14. a LOT of blue in your red post!


  15. The color me blue was a cheerful rendition with lots of great photo...I just feel blue at this time of year....Michelle

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