My Kind of Tweets: Canadians All!

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Clark’s Nutcracker

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Spruce Grouse

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Magpie!

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Get in Line, Picture Time!

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Taking off, Canadian Geese.

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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!!

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Cheers to you from all my Canadian peeps!!

88 thoughts on “My Kind of Tweets: Canadians All!

  1. 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.

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  2. 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 🙂

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    • @#%$&* 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!

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  3. 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..

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    • 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~

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  4. 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.

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    • 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~

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      • 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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    • 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! 😉

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