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Friday, June 21, 2019

Exciting Start to June

We are having an exciting start to June.......

Above is the sunset reflecting at the lake nearby us.

Then out at Aylard Farm in East Sooke Park we saw this strange cloud formation.

A few Black and Whites ....the baby owls before they fledged this year at the park. Josie the Mom had three babies this year.

The Barn Swallows are all nesting and we have so many of them I am happy to see.

To brighten up your day here are some pink florals.

I was wandering way out in the woods up on the Malahat and heard a noise and was hoping it was not a bear.....it was just a deer!

 Here is Josie the Mom owl kissing her baby, I think this baby is called Teddy as he looks like a Teddy Bear. 

A Peacock in the park.

A Field Crescent Butterfly on a daisy.

A MacGillivray's Warbler about to fly away.

And the Really Really Big exciting news is that there is an eagles nest in Redding, California that has a baby hawk in it just like our Spunky hawk that was raised in an eagles nest in Sidney, B.C. in 2017!

These are pictures of Spunky the hawk as I am not sure I can use pictures or video from the Redding, California nest as I don't know those people, but I am really really excited!

This is a link to the lady who is making videos of the hawklet in the eagles nest in Redding, California....there is a Facebook page about the eagles here also.

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:
Sky Watch Friday
Floral Friday Fotos
The Weekend in Black White
Weekend Reflections
Saturday's Critters
Pink Saturday
The Bird D'Pot
Thanks so much to the hosts and thanks so much to all the wonderful readers and followers of this little blog of mine. I appreciate it so much. Readers please click on the links to see wonderful blogs and photos, also click on those who comment for their photos and blogs.

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  1. Incredible clouds! Love your hawk pictures.

  2. So much beauty! Thank you for posting these wonderful pictures.

  3. Beautiful black-and-whites! Lovely light around the owlets.

  4. Wonderful shots! Love that rainbow cloud.

  5. June certainly is getting off to a flying start, great skies, flowers, and wonderful birds!!

  6. What a beautiful post! I love those skies over the wildflowers, and the strange cloud formation is really cool!

  7. Wow, these are amazing and beautiful photos. I love the owl and baby hawk. Pretty Warbler. The sky and cloud photos are lovely. Beautiful post and photos. Thank so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for the comment on my blog.

  8. Oh my! so much to see in this post and all the wonderful videos! I love the sundog you captured in the clouds and the owls are favorites of mine. The baby hawk sure is precious too! Wonderful post! Happy Saturday!

  9. Such beautiful photos. I love all of them! That cloud formation is a wonderful example of a circumhorizon arc. So beautiful in every way. Thank you for posting all of these beauties.

  10. You have amazing success with owls, Nora. And the images of the young raptors ate not bad either!! Vancouver Island is a wonderful place. I hope to get back there next year.

  11. Stunning pictures!Blessings,dear Nora!

  12. Wow!! All this is so amazing. As you say...a great month of June. I can't find too many owls around here...but, to find babies...jealous, I am.

    Thanks so much, as always, for taking part in I'd Rather B Birdin

  13. WoW, What A Stunning Location. Thanx For The Videos As Well.


  14. Always love seeing your beautiful photos and reading your posts! It is very exciting about the baby RT Hawk in the nest in Redding CA.

  15. Your photos are amazing! So beautiful!

  16. Wow, lots of excitement for you! I love seeing nature from all over, thanks for sharing.

  17. La imagen es una pasada, me encanta. Un saludo desde Almería España

  18. Love those blue skies at the start - being able to watch owls really must be great.

    Stewart M - Jakarta airport, Indonesia!


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