February

I had a lovely February. Beautiful flowers, yes? I took a little drive around the Island, stopping at Fisher Pond, the lighthouse, and finally Quartermaster Harbor.  That last stop was a delight – a tree full of chickadees and kinglets.  Bounce, bounce, bounce! The lighthouse at Point Robinson [envira-gallery id=”2756″] Quartermaster Harbor [envira-gallery id=”2755″]  

Chickadee-dee-dee

Sitting outside, stalking the Spotted Towhee, my sweet little chickadee dropped right in front of me to nom-nom on a bit of snow.  Much silent inner squealing ensued… [envira-gallery id=”2604″]

Northern Shrike

January is one of my favorite backyard months.  So many visitors! Today a Northern Shrike popped in for a quick visit.  Having never seen a Northern Shrike this was quite a treat. Yeah!

Ridiculous, Squared

(No, I did not take the one amazing NSWO photo on this site.) The Northern Saw-whet Owl.  Apparently one of the more common North American owls, but you wouldn’t know it because they are tiny and impossible to spot.  Even with precise directions Dad and I had a hard time finding this little one.  In … Read more