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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Snow Week Posting

It has been very stormy, cold and snowy here!.

 Lots of ice too!

 Song Sparrow out at Goldsteam looking very pretty.

Swans at the Red Barn.

We found Ma or Pa Sidney out near the nest at Pat Bay.

Still lots of ducks around.  Common Merganser and  Eurasian Wigeon.

So many Varied Thrushes have flown in now that it is so cold. A little Bewicks wren below.

Still are a few eagles at Goldstream River.

A few falcons from my archives for ABC meme letter "F".

Hope you are having a wonderful week and weekend!  cheers, Nora

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The Bird D'Pot 
Nature Notes Tuesday
Our World Tuesday
Wild Bird Wednesday
ABC Wednesday

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  1. Wow, Nora...all of your post is extraordinary...from winter to gorgeous, beautiful birds.

    Thanks for sharing & birthday wishes this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin

  2. Lovely snow scenes and birds as well.

  3. That was quite the storm. My kids, in Vancouver, have the heat cranked up! We're expecting a major storm tomorrow, too! sigh.

  4. nice falcons - and that one of the eagle on his branch is magnificent!

  5. We definitely had winter in ALB yesterday!

  6. Superb pictures! Love the icicles!

  7. We've had lots of it too ….not the birds though

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week at https://abcwednesday.com
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  8. Beautiful snow scenes! Love seeing all the birds, too!

  9. You sure have had lots of snow in Victoria and area, daughter has been sending us photos.

  10. So much extreme weather in the country. My sister in VA is just in rain and mud, snow and ice where I am and now this snow event where you are... I enjoyed the videos Nora... Michelle

  11. Great set of pictures and videos. Strange as it may seem (and it was strange!) there were. a few flakes of snow over our mountains last week - which is very early. But the 'snow' only fell for an hour or so, I would have liked to have seen it.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  12. Thanks so much for these wonderful comments. I had an eye operation and when it settles down a bit I will be able to see the blogs again and comment on your wonderful photos.


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