Thursday 30 January 2014


And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

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Wednesday 29 January 2014

Birds in Ward Park

These shots are the rest of the photographs I took as I walked home through Ward Park.  Yesterday I showed you the beautiful Peacock that I saw.

These houses have a lovely view of the ponds and wildlife in the park and when I was walking the other side, I saw these beautiful Camellias in one of their gardens.  These are the first flowers I have seen this year. 

Mallard, both male and female

Graylag Goose

Black headed Gull

This park is about 3 minutes from my home so I walk around it often.  I hope you don't get tired looking at the birds there.

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I am linking this with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.  
Sorry, I did not have time to do an Australian bird this week.

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Pretty Peacock

Yesterday I was walking back to my home through Ward Park and I took some photographs.  Today I am sharing the beautiful Peacock that I photographed through 1" square wire mesh!  Tomorrow I will show you the rest of the photos.  I am still working on my photos from Scotland  however I am very disappointed with a lot of them.

I suggest you put these photos into slide mode, grab a cup of coffee. sit down and enjoy the beauty of the Peacock.

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Monday 27 January 2014

Deer Rescue

I am back from my birding trip to Scotland (just) and will now start to sort out my  photographs, (so be patient with me), however in the meantime I am sharing this wonderful Deer rescue story that an Australian friend sent me.

Some fishing stories are a little hard to believe but this guy has pictures to prove his story... I've heard of salmon jumping into boats, but never anything quite like this... Tom Satre, skipper of the Alaska Quest, told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his boat. 

 "Once the deer reached the boat, the four began to circle the boat, looking directly at us.  We could tell right away that the young bucks were distressed. I opened up my back gate and we helped the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the boat. In all my years fishing, I've never seen anything quite like it! Once on board, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering." 

 "This is a picture I took of the rescued bucks on the back of my boat, the Alaska Quest.  We headed for Taku Harbour.  Once we reached the dock, the first buck that we had pulled from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back as if to say 'thank you' and disappeared into the forest.
After a bit of prodding and assistance, two more followed, but the smallest deer needed a little more help."

This is Tom carrying the little guy.


"My daughter, Anna, and son, Tim, helped the last buck to its feet. We didn't know how long they had been in the icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive. My daughter later told me that the experience was something that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt the same way as well!"  I told you! Awesome!"

Our Lord works in mysterious ways...

"Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear." 
 Mark Twain 

I hoped you enjoyed this wonderful story.  I did see Red and Roe Deer while in Scotland although mostly at a distance.

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