We have two Blackbird pairs on our patch and both are raising babies at the moment. We're putting out pear and apple for them to feed on, when they can get away from the nest. They're coming in to feed themselves and then take big mouthfuls of fruit back to the babies. The other day, one of the females came up with a little worm in her beak, she also grabbed a clump of pear and dived off back to the nest with her bounty. We call the males (both) Mr Blackie (and we can tell the difference because one has a couple of white feathers in a wing). The females are Mrs Blackie (tan) and Mrs Blackie (sandy). All were, in fact, last years babies from two other pairs, who were brought to our place as babies, to feed on apple and pear. Eventually those adults stopped coming and the babies were left to it. They paired up and are now repeating the process. The picture shows Mrs Blackie (tan) having a bath - yes we put out bird-baths especially for them (of course). 🐦 🛁 #birdsnz#birdsnewzealand#birdsofinstgram#nznature#photooftheday#picoftheday#instagood#bird#birds#pocket_birds#feathers#your_best_birds#igbirds#almightybirds#your_best_birds#best_birds_of_ig#pocket_family#dove#doves#olympusem1mkii
Visiting the Northern Gannets on Bonaventure Island in the Gaspe region of Quebec is like nothing else. Even this iPhone video doesn’t adequately convey the size of the colony. It’s well worth the boat ride and 2km hike to see. #gannet#bonaventure
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Bustling colored city. A rainy afternoon in Barcelona has inspired these particular homage to Saul Leiter. You just half-close your eyes and breath the colors...
Ah, rain delays and dark evenings at 6ish (ugh!) make fall photos shoots a little tricky at times. Was supposed to see this cute little family tonight, but we had to move the session for the 2nd time because of rain 🙄 flexibility man, that's the ticket to successful portraits that rock 👊
Having a library/picnic date with my little man! I finally get to spend some alone time with him.
He loves to read, just as much as I do, so some quiet/quality mom and son bonding time is a must for us.
Hoping to get some extra squeezes and cuddles because I just miss him being so small!