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Monday, March 11, 2019

What Happened?

What happened to Island Rambles?.......

Why I have not been posting very much.  First we had a very cold winter with a lot of snow!....

Here is a Junco in the snow for ABC.

A Dove in the snow.

A Varied Thrush in the snow.

We found many eagles that have returned to their nests now. Here are the eagles that raised a hawk called Spunky in their nest in 2017.

We found many hawks also. This is a Cooper's Hawk below.

This is a Red-tailed hawk  (below) that we found out in the Saanich Peninsula not far from the Spunky Eagle Hawk nest. He was very tame.

Now the snow is mostly gone and the Spring flowers are coming out.

Also I had an eye operation and that has to settle down a bit more. I am trying to get back into doing my blog and Instagram. I have been hiding out at my Facebook Page mostly but I miss seeing all the blogs!

On Facebook you can see my Island Rambles Page where I post frequently. I have over 300 videos on my Island Rambles YouTube Channel also. My Instagram is here.You can find me on Twitter here.
Today I am linking to:
The Bird D'Pot 
Nature Notes Tuesday
Our World Tuesday
Wild Bird Wednesday
ABC Wednesday

Thanks to all the hosts and thanks so much to all the wonderful readers and followers of this blog of mine. I appreciate it so much.  Readers please click on the links to see great photos and blogs. Also click on the comments to see their blogs.

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  1. Good to hear from you and see your wonderful photos. Your video of all the Spring flowers reminds me of why Spring is my favourite season.

  2. Been following you over on Facebook. Nice to have the blog back too. I've been away from mine for a while. We took an RV trip to Arizona for 25 days and I wrote about it on my other Margy Meanders blog. Consequently my Powell River Books blog has suffered. - Margy

  3. I know you've been having health troubles. I'm so sorry.
    We giggle about our B.C. friends and family complaining about snow!!!!
    Great photos.

  4. Lovely to see your posting Nora...hugs..Michelle

  5. Good to have you back and blogging again. You certainly seemedd to have a very snowy winter but I now see Spring is coming for you. Love all 4 videos especially Woody and the gardens.

  6. A lot of impressive photos and videos.
    We also had snow last days.
    Look here:My contribution

  7. It's been a long, cold, wet winter here, too! Hope your health is improving by the day!!

    Love your bird photos & Spring flowers. Thanks for sharing all this with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  8. It was a chilly February but we're seeing a softening in the weather now. The little thrush added a nice splash of colour to the white of snow. :)

  9. I enjoyed all the photos. Thank you for posting them.

  10. Lovely photos. Hope your eye heals up well

  11. Wonderful series of pictures!

  12. Great set of pictures - love the difference between the winter snow shots and the spring flowers.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  13. Beautiful birds!

  14. Nora, it’s lovely to see you back in blogland. And I am glad Spring is arriving for you. As always your birds are wonderful, and I am surprised you saw so many when you had all that snow.

  15. Looks like you've got more than your fair share of birds of prey up your way! Many great photos and videos.I'll be curious to see what spring looks like there.

  16. Thanks so much for these wonderful comments :)


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