2017-01-22: What I’ve seen this week

Actually, I guess this should be more appropriately titled What I Saw Last Week, as none of the photos are from the last 7 days. It’s typed now though and no point in wasting time changing it.  On to the photos, and wishing everyone a great week ahead.

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Chickadees rarely sit still, so I am glad I managed to get a clear shot of this little one.
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A coyote made a visit to my yard one day; (s)he didn’t spend too long and I am grateful I looked out the window when I did to get these few photos.
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The coyote was very aware of me in the window snapping photos.
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What a difference the sunlight makes!
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A magpie spent a few minutes in the back yard, gathering food from the deer bucket.
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On my way back from town, I spotted this barred owl up the road; I quickly rushed home and grabbed my camera.  The owl was very far back from the road, and didn’t stick around long.
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Now you see it, now you don’t.  I only managed a couple minutes watching the owl (which was my first owl sighting of the year).

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2015-10-11: What I’ve seen this week

This week has brought some really variable weather, and with that, some dramatic skies.  Birds have provided some frustration this week.  My elusive local northern flicker made an appearance today, but at such a distance the photo isn’t even worth posting.  I saw a new bird this week as well, of course the time I left my camera at home 🙁  I managed a snap with my cell (absolutely not worth posting!) but through the blur, I think I can identify it as a northern shrike, which are winter residents of my area.  I also could be 100% wrong on that; I’ve not been lucky enough to see it again and get some decent photos to do a proper ID.  I don’t have any great photos to share, but it has been lovely now that most of the leaf cover is gone to watch the chickadees flittering about.  They are such sweet birds and really make me smile (I also enjoy calling to them “chick-a-dee-dee-dee” while out walking and having a bit of a conversation… I guess that’s a slight admission of being crazy!

I had one other interesting sighting yesterday; you’ll have to scroll to the end to see.  The pictures aren’t the best, but I was walking two little dogs at the time (I’m currently looking after my brother’s mini schnauzer Dylan) and didn’t want to risk wandering any closer; we were already under some rather intense scrutiny.

I hope you enjoy, have a lovely day, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians.

Evergreens silhouetted against a colourful morning sky.
Evergreens silhouetted against a colourful morning sky.
Such beautiful, saturated colours this week.
Such beautiful, saturated colours this week.
An awkward shot, as I was aiming above a roof, but the light on the trees was too amazing not to try to capture something.
An awkward shot, as I was aiming above a roof, but the light on the trees was too amazing not to try to capture something.
Stunning skies this week almost every morning.
Stunning skies this week almost every morning.
Dramatic skies on our morning walk.
Dramatic skies on our morning walk.
Dylan posing in the sunshine.
Dylan posing in the sunshine.
We spotted a coyote at the end of the road yesterday morning.
We spotted a coyote at the end of the road yesterday morning.
Watching me watching him.
Watching me watching him.
The big, bushiest tail I've seen.
The big, bushiest tail I’ve seen.