Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Go away we're busy!

This time of year when I go out on my usual walk I am not welcomed in the woods or at the pond. It is nesting season and I am buzzed by the hummingbirds, hissed at by the geese, dive bombed and heckled by the redwing blackbirds and the wrens just plain ignored others.

This Canada Goose had just finished hissing when I took this picture.

..and here is a goose doing its best Ogopogo impression while chasing away the ducks. you can see the ducks beating a hasty retreat.

The heron is concentrating on a meal and has no time to glance around to have its picture taken.

...and looks as if it was successful and in mid swallow in this next picture.

The turtles are busy warming up in the afternoon sunshine and not at all interested in passersby but watchful in case anyone/thing gets too close.

 ...and the redwing blackbirds are on alert as soon as I approach, she...


Scolding here:

..daring me to get close here.... 


This male marched right up to within a coupe of feet away. 

Once I moved away it perched in a tree just daring me to try again. 

I am not taking it personally because it isn't just me that is not welcome, every one and his dog (especially the dogs) aren't welcome either.
Lots of bird song and lots of activity, a favourite time for me.
I saw "The Good Lovelies" live recently, what a great show. Here is one of my favourite songs from the concert, "The Best of Me":
And a painting, this week a painting of a rabbit inspired by last week's post; it is a watercolour called "Hoppy?"
Thank you for stopping by, Happy Whimsy Wednesday, until next time...