2015-10-11: What I’ve seen this week

This week has brought some really variable weather, and with that, some dramatic skies.  Birds have provided some frustration this week.  My elusive local northern flicker made an appearance today, but at such a distance the photo isn’t even worth posting.  I saw a new bird this week as well, of course the time I left my camera at home 😦  I managed a snap with my cell (absolutely not worth posting!) but through the blur, I think I can identify it as a northern shrike, which are winter residents of my area.  I also could be 100% wrong on that; I’ve not been lucky enough to see it again and get some decent photos to do a proper ID.  I don’t have any great photos to share, but it has been lovely now that most of the leaf cover is gone to watch the chickadees flittering about.  They are such sweet birds and really make me smile (I also enjoy calling to them “chick-a-dee-dee-dee” while out walking and having a bit of a conversation… I guess that’s a slight admission of being crazy!

I had one other interesting sighting yesterday; you’ll have to scroll to the end to see.  The pictures aren’t the best, but I was walking two little dogs at the time (I’m currently looking after my brother’s mini schnauzer Dylan) and didn’t want to risk wandering any closer; we were already under some rather intense scrutiny.

I hope you enjoy, have a lovely day, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians.

Evergreens silhouetted against a colourful morning sky.

Evergreens silhouetted against a colourful morning sky.

Such beautiful, saturated colours this week.

Such beautiful, saturated colours this week.

An awkward shot, as I was aiming above a roof, but the light on the trees was too amazing not to try to capture something.

An awkward shot, as I was aiming above a roof, but the light on the trees was too amazing not to try to capture something.

Stunning skies this week almost every morning.

Stunning skies this week almost every morning.

Dramatic skies on our morning walk.

Dramatic skies on our morning walk.

Dylan posing in the sunshine.

Dylan posing in the sunshine.

We spotted a coyote at the end of the road yesterday morning.

We spotted a coyote at the end of the road yesterday morning.

Watching me watching him.

Watching me watching him.

The big, bushiest tail I've seen.

The big, bushiest tail I’ve seen.

6 thoughts on “2015-10-11: What I’ve seen this week

  1. WoW! You got to see a coyote! Fabulous gift! Lovely! I talk to my birds (and cats), too;) Lovely trees!!!!

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    • Thanks Christy! It was nice to see the coyote in daylight – the last time I think I caught a glimpse was when my flashlight caught its eyes long after dark while walking the dog, not the best timing!

  2. Beautiful skies!
    Were you afraid when you saw the coyote? Or is he more afraid of you than you of him? That was nice that you could still take a few shots 🙂

    • Coyotes generally don’t worry me too much, but a small dog had been attacked by one in my neighbourhood so better to keep a bit of distance, and the dogs on a short leash.

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