Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mostly Colourful Birds

On a beautiful day I am enjoying the local birds.

These RED-winged Blackbirds, male first and then female.

A Great BLUE Heron,

I don't think that house is big enough, besides the swallows have already signed the rental agreement for the season.

GOLDEN Crowned Sparrows are quite well camouflaged, in the shade and amongst the sticks,
but much easier to spot in the grass and in a ray of sunshine. 

"The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
― J M Barrie, The Little White Bird


I get an intense stare from this BLACK Crow.
I loved this picture of a single Seagull chasing an Eagle, obviously the Eagle has done something to really annoy the Gull.
A couple pictures of just the Eagle, a magnificent bird.
“That the birds of worry and care fly over you head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent."
- Chinese Proverb
A one legged Canada Goose, or maybe the other leg is just neatly tucked away.


“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”
― Willie Nelson
No birds in this picture but I love these little stepping stones.
One painting this week, and another food painting, for my food card series.
It is called "Fig Heart" and shows the wonderful colour of a ripe "Dessert King" Fig:
 It is the latest of my Food cards, which include a recipe card using the pictured ingredient. What is the recipe for this card, take a look:
or all the food cards at:

Until next time...

Thank you for all your kind comments on my last post.
Thanks for stopping by,
happy Whimsy Wednesday,


  1. Birds are so gorgeous this time of year. I have never eaten a fresh fig! I guess that's one of the joys of living in your part of British Columbia.

  2. The birds are excellent images, but, I can't wait to see your paintings, and this is my favourite.

  3. the golden-crowned is a beauty! love the gbh perched there. :)

  4. that's a great group of birdies!!! the stepping stones painting is beautiful, you are so talented!!!!

  5. Fantastic series of bird shots and your fig piece is gorgeous!

  6. Your fig card is lovely. And what wonderful bird visitors!

  7. Hello Gillian, awesome captures of the birds.. Some of my favorites are the eagles in flight and the pretty Golden Crowned.. Your art work is always lovely.. Wonderful post, enjoy your Thursday!

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by, Gillian. Seems we share a history of health care and running... and love of being outside, painting and food. ;) So nice to *meet* you. Your artwork is simply amazing! blessings ~ tanna

  9. I would LOVE to see in person the yellow crowned sparrow.

    Fantastic post and super bird photos.

  10. Lovely to see your bird photos ~ some very familiar, but must keep my eye out for the golden crowned sparrow. Your artwork is wonderful :)

  11. Wonderful sequence with the variety of birds and I like the painting too.

  12. Those birds are so's amazing how many species we have here in BC, and how they differ from area to area.

    Love your card, it's a great idea with the recipe inside.

    I finally got to your blog, the comment link that you left wouldn't I had to track you down another way.