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Valley of Fire~5

my last post, for now , from Valley of fire. I thought we could do with a splash of warm orange hues, sunshine and warmth that has been in these photos. Sorry for the overload. This also works as my diary I gather my memories here. So these are smaller details, textures from this location and a bird and a lizard.

Daily Post – PHOTO CHALLENGE – Serenity

A Photo a Week Challenge: Patience

These two things require patience, so for that reason I do not fish. I rarely take photos of birds for the same reason, this time I got lucky.

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more pictures on this topic at: A Photo a Week Challenge: Patience

Arctic Loon – Kuikka

I am never, or hardly ever  able to take a photo of a bird, I did today. I went to shoot clouds and lakes and as a bonus I got these shots of the arctic loon.

1. loon
2. diver
3. specifically black-throated diver
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5. black-throated loon
6. Black-throated Diver/

Arctic Loon

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Found In Nature

as I am nearsighted, I rarely see bugs, and I usually do not have the patience to photograph birds…at least small ones. These I found ( read saw….) in the nature.
More at: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Found In Nature

Sunday Stills – Creepy Things

This was hard, I do not often photograph creepy things,

The first is a bird skull found at our summer-house, a bird somehow gotten into our roof and died trying to get out – creepy..

bird skull

A small mouse or some other rodent , well creepy?… aah!

But as a women I have to say I do not find them delightful 🙂 I nearly stepped on this when working in the field, cute here, but when in the house


More at:

Shunday Stills, the next Challenge: Creepy Things

Heinola bird garden

Heinola bird garden was established in 1963. Heinola Town Supervisor,  Anthony Bosley donated a variety of parrots to the city, and the bird nursery started. Over the years the business has expanded. Bird nursery’s mission is to take care of injured wild birds and return them to  back to the nature after recovery. About 300 birds have been treated so far, but the number of lives all the time. The annual number of treated birds is approximately 200 – 250 individuals, of which about 30-40% can be returned back to the wild.

The main causes of injuries are, traffic, power lines and various types of large glass surfaces. These birds that wont survive  in the wild, but are able to live independently at the shelter, remain in the nursery. . Many species, such as owls are difficult to spot in the wild

Here are few pictures I was able to take there,,,

Bald Eagle spotted in British Columbia.

I spotted these Bald Eagles Cultus Lake and Boundary Bay, British Columbia. I am so happy to have seen them and been able to take these shots

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It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The Bald Eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species,  Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Bald Eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of “white-headed”. The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.