183 thoughts on “I love Canadian Birdies~

  1. The last time I saw a kestrel this up close was when I volunteered at a raptor rehabilitation center several years ago. So thanks for bringing me up close to one again! <3

        1. Well, the peak salmon run happens in The Knight Inlet where we have been but never stayed. We always wanted to stay here and watch the grizzlies fish over the course of days, plus the orcas are super active on the west coast of Vancouver Island and although we’ve seen them, we’ve never stayed with them for days either, and we have never been to the east end of the island, so we are staying there too. The island is a wildlife paradise.

          1. OH! I meant us going somewhere closer. Or did I misunderstand in the first place? I wouldn’t be surprised if I did LOL. I do that that trip you just mentioned would be amazing!!!!

  2. I have not seen one of these beauties in the wild so thank you for sharing. I don’t think it is coincidence that you find so many amazing and beautiful creatures. Like always attracts like. Peace.

  3. Beauty. Hard not to love Canadian birdies πŸ™‚ Though most of them are or have already packed their feathered bags and are heading to somewhat more hospitable climes… at least for awhile.

  4. We see them frequently in Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada. They’re so pretty. They almost hover whilst looking for the insects that make up most of their diet. In other news, I’ve had a screech owl calling in my backyard at night for about ten days. I’d love to see it, but it’s dark and they’re tiny.

      1. We get those too, but not commonly. There were a couple in the campground at night when we went to Craters of the Moon. We get barn owls too, but you only ever see them dead on the highway. They must be plentiful, but they are elusive too.

    1. They are across from us on the mainland and we will be going next to them, but not to them, which is probably good, since Prince William & Kate are going to see the spirit bears and I am sure crowds will accompany them~

  5. The Pacific Northwest (including beautiful British Columbia) has such a beautiful variety of critters! I’m looking forward to what you capture with your camera as you relax and enjoy visiting my nearest, geographical neighbors!

    I love the photo of the kestrel…such a beautiful bird!

    1. I have photographed a kestrel once before at The Holler and posted it. I see them at The Holler but they are elusive and hard to photograph, same with peregrine falcons. I see their kills though…

    1. We were just there. It gets wilder the further north you go. Today we take a float plane to a cabin where the grizzlies are gorging on the salmon run. Watched black bears yesterday. Hope all is well with you & cheers too~

  6. Bonjour CINDY prends le temps
    D’aimer,de rire,de pleurer
    De lire , d’Γ©couter l’intelligence
    De penser ,de jouer cela rappelle notre enfance
    De rΓͺver , surtout de vivre car le temps passe vite
    Et surtout le bonheur d avoir des amis ou amies
    Je te souhaite une belle journΓ©e , une belle semaine

    Belle semaine aussi Γ  tes amis et amies , Γ  ta famille et tous ceux qui de l importance pour toi



    Gros bisous.


  7. Wonderful, Cindy! I am on Vancouver Island (it’s my home!!) and happy to see you in these local parts πŸ™‚ Wonderful photo ~I hope the bird has a pretty voice as it sings too

    1. Christy, I am so in love with this island and The Sunshine Coast. I wanted to move here when I retired, but my hubby was reticent. I just feel so comfortable here with the nature and wild ones, and their citizen protectors. I just learned that generations of Bartons (my father’s famiily) had settled all over Canada. I never knew this. Today was grizzlies, scores of them, river and sea otters, I could go on and on….

  8. I’m not so sure I like Canadian birdies very much… The Toronto Bluejays just came into Seattle and took 2 of 3 games, putting a damper on our playoff hopes ~ your photos, however, quite brilliant like always Cindy πŸ™‚

    1. I was just in Seattle. I am still reeling from Pike Place Market. Fabulous and full of life, but oh so many tourists! It’s like Disneyland. I put off going there for years when it was less visited and this is my penance. Love all the volcanoes. Beautiful.

      1. Summer at Pike Place Market can be miserable…in the fall/winter, nothing better πŸ™‚ My grandparents met at a coffee shop here, so I love it when there is a more blue-collar, working atmosphere there πŸ™‚

        1. It was a Thursday mid September. Word has gotten out. The entire world loves Pikes Place Market for good reason. It feels very Latin American open market to me which I love, plus of course, we did go twice, to eat the seafood, which Seattle does like it should be done.

    1. You can see why women have been wearing bird feathers for centuries. We envy birds looks for good reason. Birds are also highly intelligent but that is not so easily emulated~

  9. This is a fuzzy shot where its feathers are all “fluffed up!” I like that it looks like it came from the local beauty shop and had a “blow dry!” πŸ˜€ Hugs to you, dear Cindy! <3

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  12. Goodness, what a complete joy to see and photograph. This little sweetheart must enjoy the temperate climate on the coast as I’ve not seen them in our hood. But I wish I did as she’s so beautiful. The beak looks more like a Budgie or parrot. It’s so different than most wild birds I see. Little poofy wonder. Was it chilly at the time? xk

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