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Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Wonderful Birding on Vancouver Island

Birding is wonderful right now on Vancouver Island.....even an eagle came to sit above me....

We have seen Tanagers and Black Headed Grosbeaks.

We even have seen the Pileated woodpeckers this year.

These little Creepers are hard to see but the Mom was still feeding them.

The parents are still feeding the Barn Swallow babies.

We have so many Dragonflies and a few Butterflies also.

The usual Robins and the deer are always around making me so happy.

The sad news is that most of the eagle nests I would so happily visit are empty this year.  For some reason many of the nests have failed to raise young.

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Today I am linking to:

Nature Notes Tuesday
Our World Tuesday
Wild Bird Wednesday

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  1. What a delightful post and I loved the videos. I am so glad you are seeing so many birds and such a variety of them and sorry to hear the eagles have no young this year. I have been away in Scotland at my sister's (so no commenting) and just about to go away again for 2 more weeks! But thanks for all your comments. Well life is short and I am making the most of it

  2. Fabulous nature shots.

  3. These are wonderful images! How lovely to see the baby birds being fed as well as the other wonderful creatures!

  4. Good morning Nora: It is very encouraging to see the pictures of the young birds, especially the Brown Creeper fledglings. I think that half the creeper nests I have ever found have been on Vancouver Island, but I have never seen fledged young like this. They really do camouflage well against the bark. Thanks too for the videos.

  5. You are so in tune with the wildlife around you.
    I hope somebody figures out why the eagles are not raising young there.

  6. Beautiful photos!

  7. Amazing pictures!Have a great day!Hugs!

  8. Great set of pictures - almost all of those birds would be a highlight for me!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  9. Hi, Nora! It has been way to long since I visited. Apologies.

    What beauty you have shared with us all! Really love the young Creepers. Everything is so wonderful!

    Hope you're well.

    Wally In Humid Florida

  10. You take wonderful photos and videos Nora...I can't watch nest cams anymore because I get so invested emotionally and things can just go terribly wrong...I am so sorry about the eagles.....Michelle

  11. awesome article..
    thanks for sharing and have a nice day

  12. I love seeing the Barn Swallows...what great photos! You've shared so many good photos and videos! Thanks!

  13. PS The baby owl video is the cutest thing I've ever seen! You must have gotten excited when he started moving his head around and around! How funny!!! I love owls but have never seen one in the wild...YET!!!

  14. Hello, awesome variety of birds and photos. One of my favorites is the Western Tanager, it is beautiful. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.


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