Raindrops make everything better! (Feathered Friday)

It’s a love/hate relationship between the Stella Jay and I. They have a tendency of being a tad “over-enthusiastic” thus scaring away many of the little birds. This occasion however was the exception. It’s hard to resist tiny raindrops scattered like glitter over one’s head!

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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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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And just WHAT are you looking at? (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

Murmuration Mumblings! (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My cold, determined little Hummingbird!

 

 

 

 

 

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The race is on! (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruffled by the cold winter winds (Weekly Weather – Cold)

Our cold miserable Saturday was brightened considerably with the visit from this beautiful blue heron in our tree. He arrived at lunchtime and was still there when the light left the sky that evening.

We thought we were getting a return visit on Sunday however when the heron flew up from the harbour he didn’t stop at the tree. Instead it flew directly towards our sun-room, skimming up over the roof at the last possible moment. Both the cat and I actually ducked when it flew overhead!🤣

Cold is the Weekly Weather Challenge word this week from Tourmaline.

 

 

 

 

 

A lone autumn visitor! (Monochrome Monday)

Although the cold autumn winds have dispersed most of the birds that frequent the tree outside my kitchen window, this lone robin remained.

Through no fault of their own, robins have never been a favorite of mine. Sadly, when they’re on the ground they remind me of a Queensland toad. An ugly beast at the best of times!

 

 

 

 

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