Thursday, June 30, 2016

"Click, click, click, click."

That is what I have been doing the last two days. The weather has turned cooler and much less humid so I have been outside with a camera. I am very glad to have a digital camera as so many of my photos do not turn out. I was talking to a photographer one day about my lack of photography skills. He admitted to many bad ones too saying" I will take 100 photos and 1 will turn out to my liking."
That made me feel better about how many I delete. These two sweeties were out enjoying our yards yesterday afternoon. Their parents, Kim and Mary, know I love to take photos of  the kitties so probably didn't even bat an eye when they saw me laying on the grass with my camera.
The area around the feeders has become a bird nursery with all the young birds around. The cardinals have been bringing this young one for the last couple days.
We only have one baby squirrel this year unlike last year when we had three little black ones.
Love the colour contrast between the two.
He looks like he is glaring at the camera!
I found this feather after one of the BlueJays flew away. It is only about an inch long.
Mr Cardinal has been busy feeding his young one too.
Baby BlueJay on the right top.
I believe this is the baby again. So beautiful! All the critters seem to love hanging out on this very old bird feeder hook. It has been there so long (25+ years) the tree has grown around it. My niger seed feeder is hanging from it. It will never come out!
Mr or Mrs. Crow has been visiting on and off too. He has got an Alfalfa thing going on at the back of his head. I am showing my age by that statement. I imagine many of you will be saying "An Alfalfa thing???" Google Alfalfa.

It is a long weekend here in Canada so fellow Canadians enjoy your long weekend! That is if you don't have to work. My Mum was a nurse and always seemed to work the holiday weekends.

Take care everyone. I appreciate you visiting and I enjoy reading your comments.
Robin

16 comments:

  1. So many great pictures of all your backyard critters.

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  2. Great pics as always. I save maybe 10% of most of what I snap, sometimes more, sometimes less. It takes a lot of patience and prep, and a healthy dose of luck too, to get good shots. Plus, a lot of people can do wonders in their photo editing programs. I edit for size, contrast, sometimes colour depending on the camera, camera settings, lighting conditions. I find each of my cameras (and you know they're only p&s) shows colours a bit differently. But I don't know how to do any real post-processing, stuff experienced people can do. But then, I'm only pleasing myself!

    Robin, would Mary and Kim like a small album of pics of Toby and Oreo? Not sure they'd be into that, but it would be a lovely keepsake for them if they are. It's pretty cheap to get a select few prints made and either put them into a small album or even just print one or two and pop them into inexpensive frames. Not suggesting you do that, it just came into my head and I'm tossing it out there.

    Anyway, I love all your bird pics, as always. You'll have new feeders and plenty of new-to-you birds and other critters to feed soon. :-)

    Take care, good luck with the sale!

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    1. Hi Kim, your photos are always wonderful. You take such lovely flower photos.
      I have thought about making up an album of Toby and Oreo photos. Something to do before we move.
      I am anxious to see what birds and critters we will get at the new house.
      Have a relaxing weekend Kim and talk soon.

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  3. Sadly, I know all too well who Alfalfa is, and Darla, Spanky and Buckwheat too ;)
    I think your photos are marvelous!! You have MANY "keepers!!!" I have baby birds on my balcony....little finches I think? Or chickadees. Can't see them because their parents built their nest so that it is super protected, but they chirp non-stop. Probably asking for more food! catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. I always enjoyed watching Little Rascals. I wonder if kids would nowadays!
      Thanks for the kind words about my photos Caren.

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  4. As always, I enjoy your photos. Have a great Canada Day weekend!!
    We have a wedding to attend tomorrow then our own annual family BBQ on Saturday.

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    1. Thanks G.M.
      I hope you enjoy your wedding and BBQ. You certainly have a busy weekend ahead of you.

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  5. I don't care how many "bad" pictures you take; the ones you post are terrific.

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    1. Thanks Beth. I appreciate it.
      Would you ever think about starting a blog? I would love to see your part of the country.

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  6. Well you are definetly doing something right because those photos are GORGEOUS!!

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  7. Beautiful photos! I love Mama Cardinal feeding her baby.

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    1. Thanks Natalie. I was very happy to capture that moment.

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  8. I love your cat photos! I have today a Russian cat on my blog. Named: Simka. But I am a Dutch boy. May I follow your blog? I love pictures of animals.

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    1. Hi Ralph, so glad you dropped by! I am very happy to have you as a follower.
      I enjoyed your blog very much and look forward to following you.
      Have a good weekend!

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