Taking off, Canadian Geese.
And lastly, the lowly crow! Like all Corvids, including the magpies, they are intelligent, have excellent memories for faces and people who do mean things to them, and frequently bring you gifts. IF… they like you!! Check out my gift from the Magpie below!
And yes, I loved it!!
Cheers to you from all my Canadian peeps!!
90 thoughts on “My Kind of Tweets: Canadians All!”
Are you sure those were all Canadian geese, Cuz??? Thought I saw “made in USA” under one of their wings. For some weird reason I really liked the pic of the crow.
They were proud Canadians all!! And yes the crow is beautiful and smart too!! Who knew?
Cheers to you Paul~
No way PapaBear – those be Canada Geese, and don’t you Yankees go stealin’ them!
Great pics Cindy.
You go girl……..
Sooooooo beautiful. Crows are my favorite. I just love them. The birds are lovely.
Crows are so curious, intelligent and beautiful. They just want people to be nice to them~
The colors are breathtaking. You’re talent is so inspiring!
Your comments are so very kind and very motivating! Thank you~
here with you , I always lose my breath
absolutely beautiful my dear friend with love maxima
Love, hugz and appreciation back to you~
Nice snaps, the first one is the cutest of them all. Have a great day.
Thank you and you too!!
Stone the crows!
They remember my face?
I didn’t know
Best give them space
Just in case
They deliver their blows.
Oh so clever!! One must never underestimate the crovids!! Wonderful verse my talented friend! Thank you~
Happy October, my friend!
May this month be a beautiful and inspiring one for you and your loved ones!
Take care and be well, always~ Cheers!! 😀
What wonderful sentiments! Thank you and visa versa to you X 2!
You’re welcome, my friend!
Thank you for your double dose of blessings as well!
Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend coming ahead, always~ Cheers!! 😀
Visa versa to you ma deah x2!
do they peep eh?
Well, scientifically and technically speaking, they peep, cheep, tweet and twerp……
Awesome post as always! Love the birds. 🙂
So glad you do!! Merci~
These photographs of the birds are beautiful. The crow’s shiny black feathers are gorgeous to see..
Who knew the disdained crow was really so beautiful and sociable too! Live & learn. All the best to you Ranu~
Wonderful tweets! 😀
Cute little cheepers aren’t they!! Gracias~
I have no idea how you get such great close-up shots of birds, but you’re the best! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com
You are very kind and I am most grateful!! Mil grazi~
They are all so cute. I did not know crow can bring you gifts if they like you. I might try to be good to them when I see them next.
Try it!! And don’t ever cross them, they’ll never forget!!! Cheeers to you my friend~
What clarity!!!! The grouse pics my favorite. Hi Cindy!
Yes and they weren’t scared of us after awhile, I had to be careful not to step on them!! Cheers to you my friend~
Canadians are so damn cute!
They are!!! Darn them……..
Beautiful birds through your lens, Cindy! The first one is so cute.
Friendly too!! I agree with you, such a cutey!!! Merci~
‘Spruce Grouse’… fine bird, great name! RH
Handsome little chirper too!!
Great photos with amazing detail, again. The color variations throughout each birds feathers are so striking. It isn’t something you notice until seen closeup.
Yes the first times I looked at super zoomed shots, I was thinking Whoa, I’ve haven’t really been seeing how wonderful creatures truly are!!
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Spruce Grouse are cool … I love birds … Used to see a lot of them in Clinton B.C.
Awwww! So nice and so appreciated! Thank you sincerely!
Those are wonderful! That close up of the nutcracker makes him look like a hairy little guy.
Thanks so much, he’s a cutey isn’t he!!
I love your bird pics! AWESOME!!!!
Makes me happy that you do!! Cheers~
Absolutely sensational !!!
Very much appreciated! Cheers to you~
My best peeps!
Get in Line Picture Time – only you would come up with that one – love it!!!
LOL!! So glad you do!
Beautiful and awesome tweets! lol 😉
I’m way behind again…as you’ve probably noticed from my lack of comments recently 😉 Sorry about that, there are some very demanding people in my life and I’m fighting to get some “me time” at the moment. Now my week’;s holiday has been cancelled work wise and been deferred to a later date that kinda scuppers an plans I had for using the time to catch up with W.P! Nevermind, get there in the end 🙂
@#%$&* to all those work demands!! You and the wolf child need time to yourselves. Thanks for staying in touch and no worries. I know your out there my friend. I keep in touch with you! Cheers and hope things slow down soon too!
Love it 🙂
So glad you do!
You have a very special way with bird photography Cindy, your photos capture their spirit
How lovely of you to say! I am still jealous of Jack and his Galah’s though~
Jack loves Galahs. I’m sure he would have a pet one if we weren’t travelling so much
Yep. So would I. I would have bought that baby I posted about if we didn’t travel all the time. Kindred spirits!
Luv the bird butt! The nutcracker is sassy and such variegation to his feathers. Those geese were running for the bathroom, I think, fix the ole beak, you know…
I grew up in Montana–largely–and magpies were the seagulls of my yout’…(pronounced yoot…;)
another stunning pictorial, Cindy. I think you see more beautiful things in this world than anyone! ‘Cause you sure capture them “on film”, and your portfolio seems endless. I would not be surprised if actual historical figures would return from Beyond for you, in order to get some brag shots in the history texts…hehe..
Laughing…..still laughing. Had to go up and look for the bird butt. I do make somewhat of an effort to spare you from butt shots. A lovely shot of an elk doing his business I sadly had to forgo posting, even though I appreciate the verisimilitude, and know you would too!! You make me laugh everyday!! Cheers to you~
Magpie and Geese! They are very popular birds in classic Chinese paintings.
I had no idea that magpie and crow are related. The magpie has such romantic image while the crow is always associated with bad luck in my culture.
Yes crows have a bad reputation in Western cultures as well, as do Ravens. I wonder if it because they are so adaptive, ingenius and thus ever-present? Plus they eat our crops?
I am struck by how sociable they are and how bright. The magpies especially charmed me as they went to their caches of icky stuff to give me presents, kinda like a cat with a dead mouse, just for you! Icky, but sweet~
I didn’t know geese were in lots of Chinese paintings. Herons yes. I would like to learn more about this and hope you will post?
I hope you visit someday Hari and I will show my Chinese art. I have been collecting it for several decades. I recently found a sleeve portion of a Ming Dynasty robe that I framed. I love the subtlety and sophistication of Chinese art.
Cheers to you Hari and thank you for your interesting comments~
In Chinese culture, the term “Crow-mouth” is used to mention people who brings bad-news and those who speaks insensitively, as if they are wishing bad things for other people.
I have not done a post specially dedicated to magpie or crow, but I have written a short post about goose. 😀
It was pretty short, under 500 words, I think.
Goose and Swan were not much portrayed in the “modern and civilized” arts. They were more popular in the earlier dynasties, when snake was just as sacred as the Dragon.
They are also often overshadowed by other domestic fowls like cock, hen and mandarin ducks.
Your knowledge is impressive Hari, as is Chinese history and culture. It is so ancient and so complex. Thank you for sharing this!
They are so beautiful… 🙂
You are so nice! Thank you~
I always like to say just how I feel. 😉
Was a real pleasure. 🙂
This post makes me feel like singing “Gertting to Know You – Getting to Know All About You.”
The up close and personal photographic images you share bring me into their world. I can see their world in their eyes. Thank you.
Awww. Thank you Dor. Their eyes do reveal such vulnerability don’t they?
These are wonderful!!
Love the ‘get in in line – picture time’!
I am blown away by your photos!!!
Aww – thank you!!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Such gorgeous bird photos! Thank you for following my blog. I hope you come back soon for another visit. 🙂
I will right now!
Wonderful pictures and your title is perfect!
These are the only kind of tweets I am interested in! lol~
I used to live in Northern British Columbia a place called Vanderhoof and it was the migratory path for the Canadian geese. The skies would be filled with the flocks and as they needed rest they would land in ponds and lakes in the area. They are truly an amazing and majestic bird. The memories of Whiskey Jacks swooping down out of the trees just to get a few crumbs you may have dropped from your lunch was another site to see. They always cleaned up after you.
What wonderful memories! It sounds beautiful and you must miss it greatly. Such glorious open spaces and intact nature all around! Perfection!
Tweet! I miss so many wonderful posts when I’m working! Tweet, tweet from a Canadian who loves your work! _Resa
You lucky Canadian! Thanks for checking in and don’t work too hard!
Those are my kind of tweets, too! Inion N Mathair were right about your photography. Breathtaking 🙂
Please express my gratitdue to Inion! I am so glad we agree about tweets!!
I am thinking that the 1st photo is not a Clark’s Nutcracker which is similar, but with a very pronounced and strong beak (to crack nuts with of course, hahaha) and large body….http://www.asknature.org/strategy/d57b4f0a02e46244c2c805d053dfee10#.VRmqNfl4pEg
And that actually, the photo is of a Gray Jay (also quintessentially Canadian) http://www.sbaa.ca/projects.asp?cn=495.
We get Clark’s Nutcrackers at our suet feeder (Kamloops). They have a braying ‘craaaakkkkk’ call, and are rather pushy and dominant (like magpies, which everyone here merely tolerates, especially when they give birth to the most annoyingly insistent babies, who sound like they’re in the throws of being eaten alive when begging for food–which is perpetually). I love your blog. Thank you for visiting my page.
Oh thank you! I do quite see a big difference. The Gray Jay was a sweet, shy, retiring little birdie. Love Kamloops. I was there for the first time about 40 years ago and have been back many times. Your common birds; magpies with their big personalities, grouse with their clever camy,and of course bald eagles all over the place, just blew me away because they were new/rarely seen by me! Love Canada & Canadian birds. The people are quite nice too! 😉
I love these photos. I tend to think Canadian birds are a bit boring, but when I see your photos, it makes me appreciate them in a new way. Thanks!
This makes me very happy! What a lovely thing to say. You make me happy I posted them დ