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Saturday, October 27, 2018

October Fun Weekend Posting

This is a Eurasian Eagle Owl at the Raptor Centre in Duncan above.

This owl is one of the largest owls in the world and they were hunted in Europe as they were thought to be a threat to the livestock. They are now trying to reintroduce them in Western Europe. This owl was so large and they brought it out to show us as I think it was just getting used to people being around it. We were there last week. They have hawk walks and owl nights at the centre. It is such a wonderful place to go to.

When we were at the Raptor Centre there is a nice horse at the parking lot. For Saturday's Critters.

For Pink Saturday. There still are many flowers out here as it has been so warm lately.

At Beacon Hill Park the Peacocks are growing in numbers and we even saw a tiny new baby that was just born!  Really late. Some people go and sit on the benches and the Peacocks are all around them. The Peacocks at Hatley Park were following me around hoping I would feed them.

Beacon Hill Park is looking lovely these days.

 The little bit of stone that you see is from the stone bridge that Alice Carr had made for her sister, Emily Carr the painter and writer in 1953. Alice had the bridge made after Emily died, Emily died in 1945. The stones were collected from the local beaches.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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Today I am linking to:

Saturday's Critters
Pink Saturday
The Bird D'Pot
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  1. Loved all your animal photos, especially the beautiful owl.

  2. Hello! Beautiful photos.
    The Finnish national football team is named after the Eurasian eagle Owl (in Finnish “huuhkaja”).
    Once the eagle owl flew in the football stadium in the middle of the game and struggled with the opponent. That Eagle owl was nesting near the stadium. After that the Finnish national football team named “huuhkaja”.

  3. Gee, I was in Duncan and didn’t even realize they had a raptor centre there. I would have visited. As for the peacocks in Beacin Hill Park, I can still hear them now!

  4. Hello Nora, your photos are always beautiful. Love the videos too. Great sightings of the owl, eagle and the osprey nest. The horses and peacocks are gorgeous. Wonderful post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. Have a great new week ahead.

  5. Pretty scenery in the park. Raptor centers are wonderful places that help educate people to appreciate wild animals. Beautiful horse! Great to see Peacocks!

  6. The Peacock is so colourful and I love the scenery at the lake.

  7. Love the osprey...and that owl is stunning!

    I'm running a bit late visiting this weekend since I spent about 5 hours in the ER with heart issues. Thanks for sharing your post!

  8. What wonderful photos. It's my dream to see an owl...any kind of owl! This one is special!

  9. The Hawk Walks and Owl nights at the Centre sound marvellous Nora!
    Those Peacocks are stunning and oh what a gorgeous place Beacon Hill Park is!

  10. Your photos are so pretty. I really love the Peacocks. The nature center sounds like a really neat place.

  11. Love the photos. I visited Vancouverr Island many years ago. Beautiful place.

  12. I just love owls. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.

  13. Happy Pink Saturday, Nora. Thank you for joining us, and for making Pink Saturdays special.

    What a wonderful place to spend time. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one that caught my eye".♥

  14. Thanks so much for these lovely comments on my blog.


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