Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Me and a few ducks. Komoux Bay



Very  early  morning  with  just  me  and  some  ducks.....OH,  Mr.  Killdeer  too.   I  removed  a  comment  below  because  the  included  email  raised  an  alarm.  Better  to  be  on  the  safe  side.  TG

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Plover on Comox Delta

Suspect  this  is  a  plover  yet  plumage  is  winter  type??

Plover of some sort.

Three  shore  birds  flew  in.  I  thought  they  were  common  Killdeer.   One  was  this  bird  that  I  suspect  is  a  plover.  Not  matching  any  book  photos  though.

If  you  happen  to  notice  a  soft  focus  image  or  two,  no  need  to  worry  at  all.   I  NEVER...EVER  use  a  tripod   so  there  are  bound  to  be  some  fuzzy-wuzzy  images.  Modern  tech  can  deliver  good  images  without  a  tripod.  I  put  modern  tech  to  the  test  every  day. TG

Mrs. Cooper?

Hope  this  is  a  Cooper.  Otherwise.....egg  on  my  face.

MR. Cooper?

I  think  this  is  the  Coopers Hawk.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

DRAGON Blue

He  was  curious  and  paused,  so  I  snapped,  but  I'm  OK  now.

BLUEfly Dragon

First  he  hovered  and  so  then  did  I.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Quality Petal

I  forget  the  name  of  this.  It's  on  the  tip  of  my  tongue..You  know  this  one.. TG

Blue Cap Glitter

A  bit  more  of  that  blue  cap.  They  seldom  rest  from  chasing  insects.  My  good  luck  to  finally  get  a  few  shots.

Blue Cap

We  may  not  see  his  blue  cap  glitter  very  often.  Barn  swallow  down  by  the  sea  shore. TG

Upland Plover

Rare  and  distant  around  here  in  Courtenay.  I  thought  he  was  a  stilt  at  first  but  the  book  says  Upland  Plover.  This  is  a  looong  shot.  Sorry.. TG

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunny Surprise

I  wondered  how  this  little  sunflower  managed  to  pop  up  from  the  rocks  down  by  the  ocean  where  I  feed  the  birds.   Then  I  realized....  This  is  here  because  of  me.  I  place  sunflower  seeds  for  birds  on  a  slab  above  these  rocks.   One  of  those  seeds  found  something  to  grow  from  between  the  boulders.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Heron Sentinel

Mr.  Heron  is  an  Icon  down  of  Portugese  Joes'  fish  monger  dock  post.

Bloom Unknown

The  top  section  is  about six  inches  long.   Growing  wild in  the  rocks  down  by  the  sea shore.  I  have  no  idea  what  this  one  is  called.

Mre. GOLDfinch

GOLDIE  likes  his  salty  sea-lettuce  early  in  the  morning.

Kingfisher Spunk

I  usually  get  these  closer  up.  This  is  posted  because  it  seems  to  show  his  'spunky'  spirit  and  those  funny  little  legs.

One Dozen

I  can't  resist getting  these  young  mergansers.  They  are  not  ALL  female.  The  males  change  over  to  white  and  green / black  when  they  get  older.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Fish Grab


The  gulls  scattered  and  this  is  the  reason  why.

Yellow Tiger-Tail

This  one  has  lost  a  bit  here  and  there,  yet  is  still  able  to  be  attractive  looking.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Whole family

Here  we  have  the  whole  family,  give  or  take  one  or  two.

The  Moms  babysit  for  each  other  so  their  families  are  not  as  big  as  you  may  think. TG