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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Birds Along the Coast

Birds along the coast and in the yards of our island homes, Vancouver Island.

A hawk up at Mount Tolmie.  Could be a Cooper's Hawk. He flew in front of us trying to catch a bird but nearly flew into us.  Also could be a Sharp-shinned.

Found a Yellow-headed Blackbird out near Island View Beach.

The Bushtits are common right now and also these little Bewick's Wrens

 I am not good at knowing the shorebirds, this could be a White-winged scoter.

The Flycatchers have returned in great numbers.

I think this little one above is a bushtit.

Some of the Orange-crowned warblers have dark heads.

A hawk flew into the garden as we were sitting out. He flew around two feet from us several times trying to scare birds out of the berry bushes, he finally gave up as we were still there.

The Orange-crowned warblers like to hang upside down.

So many Orange-crowned warblers in town right now and up on Mount Tolmie.

We have Orange-crowned and Wilson's and Yellow-rumped warblers here in our area.

A White-crowned sparrow and a Wax Wing below.

This could be an Olive-sided Flycatcher. There are a few different Flycatchers here.

Well that is the week in birds.  Hope your week is full of birds and fun.  cheers, Nora

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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.

I started up my YouTube site again.   :)  Not many visitors there as I stopped for a long time.  Please check them out if you  have time.  cheers.  Nora

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  1. Terrific photos as usual.

  2. I love all the birds!!!

  3. What a great variety of birds! I love all the different colors.

  4. Nice shots! I wonder if the little birds know you are protecting them from the hawk!

  5. You have a treasure trove of wonderful birds & terrific photos Nora! Thanks so much for leaving us a link here this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  6. Makes me wish I was back on Vancouver Island, Nora. I had not realized that Yellow-headed Blackbird is found on the Island. The last time I saw those was in Kansas many years ago. My wife's sister lives in Victoria, so may next spring we'll consider a quick trip out there. My favourite single location is Clover Point. I used to get down there at daybreak most mornings,

  7. Nora, this is a really great collection of photos. I was particularly envious of your hawk photos!

  8. I love that photo of the upside-down yellow bird. :-)

  9. wonderful creatures arent they, Always fun to look at them

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

  10. Our variety of birds is amazing and so are people like you who know so much abou them.

  11. Magnificent! How many tries does it take you to get shots like these?

  12. I went to the NY State Fair in Syracuse at the end of August and saw a variety of Iroquois dances. Inspiring.

  13. lovely photos of a wonderful selection of birds


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