Proudly wearing a ring of confidence (Feathered Friday)

For the previous two summers I’ve been referring to this bird as my Mourning Dove. However, looking up my handy-dandy bird book (yes, finally!) it says this is a Eurasian Collared Dove. To quote my teenage daughter… oooooo, fancy!

As we had so, so many birds visiting last month on their way to Alaska, Feathered Friday is currently dedicated to them and their safe travels!

 

 

 

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And I was like… REALLY!?

Is it just me or should some animals really come with their very own word bubbles above them. This Thrush may have been small but exuded more than enough sass for the both of us!

As we had so, so many birds visiting last month on their way to Alaska, Feathered Friday is currently dedicated to them and their safe travels!

 

 

 

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Showing one’s true colors! (Macro Monday)

The cheeky Stella Jay birds enjoy sitting on the branches directly outside the kitchen window, taunting the cats with their closeness, safe in the knowledge the cats are unable to make contact.

The Stella’s also seem to know when I’m attempting to photograph them. Just when I have the photo set-up, boom, the birds move. That’s okay, I prefer their stunning blue color over their boisterous character anyways!

 

 

 

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Just below me on the rocks! (Feathered Friday)

What a delight to see one of my Bald Eagles down on the rocky beach below our house instead of tucked away on the branches of our tree. The branches which neither face our house nor allow me a clear view of them, grrr!

With such an abundance of bird life this spring I thought I’d begin a “Feathered Friday” to introduce you to just a few of the new, and not so new, arrivals!

 

 

 

 

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They grow up so fast! (Feathered Friday)

Already this juvenile Bald Eagle is showing signs of adulthood with more white on his head and that much more yellow in his beak. Oh how I appreciate his visits showing me these subtleties of his aging!

With such an abundance of bird life this spring I thought I’d begin a “Feathered Friday” to introduce you to just a few of the new, and not so new, arrivals!

 

 

 

 

 

Head first into the day ahead! (Feathered Friday)

No matter how many Bald Eagles I see, each and everything I see one I still stop and look in awe at these magnificent creatures. No matter their size, they always look graceful.

With such an abundance of bird life this spring I thought I’d begin a “Feathered Friday” to introduce you to just a few of the new, and not so new, arrivals!

 

 

 

Keeping an Eagle eye on things! (Feathered Friday)

It was such a surprise when taking photos one morning of the reflections in the water to then look up and suddenly see this gentlemen above me. As my heart pounded he appeared completely unfazed by my presence.

With such an abundance of bird life this spring I thought I’d begin a “Feathered Friday” to introduce you to just a few of the new, and not so new, arrivals!

 

 

 

 

 

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