Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Beautiful Black Ducks for Blue Monday
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Sunday, March 27, 2011
River Ice for Scenic Sunday
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Goldeneye head throwing
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
An American Robin for Ruby Tuesday
What a joyous sight this has been the past few days
watching red-breasted Robins scurry and forage in dried grass filled fields and meadows. Not so today though as winter has returned and everything out of doors this morning is covered with a blanket of white that has fallen overnight. Maybe a touch of Shelia's brush?
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Monday, March 21, 2011
spring promises in my garden
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
Goldeneye making their spring debut for mellow yellow Monday
Wow! Yesterday morning had been great for , the first day of spring! For many years now the coming of spring has been heralded with me finding Goldeneye ducks in the Oromocto river at Hoyt. Howener the past couple of years I have not seen Goldeneye at that location, but it was always such a pleasant occasion that I have persisted in looking in that area. As I drove across the bridge at that location yesterday morning, my heart do a bit of celebrating for I saw two ducks in the river showing lots of white on thir bodies. Could it be? My favourite duck sighting debut? Yes , it was! But only in downloading could I confirm the sighting as Goldeneye
With seeing the round white dot and golden eye appearing in my pictures I knew they were Goldeneyes. Without using binoculars when first seeing the ducks I could not see their Golden eyes. I had gotten out of my car to get a better picture and much to my displeasure the two ducks left flying upstream. Oh well, not a problem, for now that I know where they can be found, I will return another day!
Have a great spring day everyone!
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Welcome Spring! What took you so long?
Oh Happy Day! The first day of spring! Good bye winter, I am not sorry to see you go although your presence the last few days has been gentle. My apologies to those who have read this before. I wrote this several springs ago but it has become my welcome acknowledgement to this delightful season every since.
Personifications of Spring
spring whispered and I listened
as trees swung their bare branches in welcome
pussy willows basked in warm sunlight
lulled by blended sounds of mating melodies
singing ageless songs of hopeful renewal
spring sighed and I watched
as melting snow created lawn ponds
awakened roots in the moist earth
quenched their frozen winter thirst
and yearned to stretch their green shoots upward
spring shouted and I felt its power
pelting rains and furious winds spurned slothful winter
and rivers swelled their banks with prideful freedom
while egg laden fish dreamed of journeying home
spring returned today and I smiled
and was content,
secure in my knowledge of its enduring loyalty
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Friday, March 18, 2011
Recent spring sightings; Robins, Canada Geese and Grackle
My first sighting this morning was of these two Canada Geese in Blissville in the same pond where I had found Hooded Mergansers yesterday. I was hoping to find a larger flock in the area but had no luck finding anymore. I had gone to Hoyt at the flats there to look, but all I found there was a small floock of Robins. Not a problem, I would trade a bunch of Canada Geese for an early spring Robin sighting anyday.
This is my most favourite grackle picture. I love the' bokeh effect' in the background, no not broken , but bokeh a Japanese photographic term used to describe an out of focus area of the image. I think I might try to reproduce this scene in a wall hanging. It will be an interesting challenge
Yesterday this grackle shown above flew into Bird Alley and checked things out for a while. It didn't stay long, but I am hoping it will return bringing all of its hungry buddy, even its usual springbird sidekick, a Red-winged Blackbird would be welcome to add to my enjoyment of seeing and photographing more spring migrants that are returning.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tomorrow; Gray Jays. I saw a couple at Three Tree Creek yesterday and one along the Branch Road this afternoon. Spring does keep one busy taking pictures! Enjoy.
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Yesterday morning I decided to take a drive to see if I could find the ducks that I had seen in a flooded field a few days ago. In anticipation of seeing the ducks again I put my 400mm telescopic lens on my camers for the ducks I had seen were too far distant for making an id. Anyway that was my plan and it was a bit exciting in its anticipation as they were the first ducks I had seen this year so far in out area. But I didn't come home disappointed although I saw no ducks! Instead I saw a handsome red fox relaxing in a field very close to the road. It had the stance of an animal sunning itself, although there was no sun to be seen in the cloudy overcast skies. Ah.. haWe all have our spring dreams, maybe foxes included!
As I was driving by it suddendly registered in my head, that was a fox! I love to see foxes and I hadn't seen any lately though I was anticapating and hoping to seeing one soon! I braked slightly and slowed but I was not in a good position to take its picture.I was dissapointed assuming that my braking may have alerted it to possible dangerand it may have left, however I continued on down the road to a farm driveway and turned there., taking the time to roll down my car window and ready my canera. Returning to where I had seen the fox, I found that it was still there!!!, I don't think it had moved or changed position. This was one cool animal. Several cars had passed since I had first seen it, but it remained un disturbed.
Even when I pulled over onto the road shoulder opposite it and pointed my 400 mm lens out my car window at it. Then I had to readjust my car positioning to get a frontal, shot of it as above.
I was starting to wonder if it was ever going to move when a rather noisy vehicle passed and it sat up.
I waited to see any further movement, then it raised a paw.
Then it stood.
And walked and ran away out of my sight.
I am going out again soon this morning, It had rained yesterday, Maybe I'll find those ducks again this morning, ot maybe I'll find something else? something unexpected!
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Monday, March 14, 2011
a yellow tail strip on a white waxwing for mellow yellow monday
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Thursday, March 10, 2011
A White Bohemian Waxwing sighting today at Oromocto
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On Thursday of last week, on March 10 I saw a rather unusual looking bird among a group of Bohemian Waxwings. The bird was almost all white, with the exception of a few coloured markings which identified this white bird as a Bohemian Waxwing also. The bird's undertail was a rufus colour and also it had a narrow yellow strip across the end of its tail feathers which is characteristic of all Waxwings. The bird was feeding on what appeared to be small red crabapples found on a group of small trees which bordered the parking lot of Guy Frenchys along the Restigouche Road in Oromocto. I hadn't noticed the white bird at first as I was busy taking picture of the large group of Bohemian Waxwings feeding there. Imagine my surprise and delight! when this beautiful bird appeared in my camera lens!
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