Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Favourite Bird Photos of Long Ago

I am almost done with the look back at some of Jake's pictures of many years ago.
Today I share images of another subject which is close to my heart.
Birds.I try to get bird photos as well,but mine are,for the most part,not as good as his were.
I will just give the names of the birds.

Eurasian Wigeon,seen out of it's range,near Winnipeg,Manitoba.


Not sure of this ones name,but he was hanging out in an old building on our yard.


Mourning Dove,sitting on the nest.


Male Northern Cardinal,the first we had ever seen.This was on a yard south of town.


Female Wild Turkey.


Male Lesser Scaup.


Canvasback.


Male Common Goldeneye.


House Wren carrying food.


Ruffed Grouse,drumming. This is a very old picture and the color has become distorted.


I have one more short post of Jake's photos and then its back to my stuff.

I am so thankful for a heart full of memories and these and many other pictures that bring back so many memories.
Keep on taking those pictures,they only become more valuable as time goes by.

25 comments:

  1. Oh hey! Wjnderful collection of photographs... Especially I like Male Lesser Scaup! Cute!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  2. These are absolutely fantastic. I think the duck photos are especially beautiful.

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  3. These are glorious! He really captures the riotous beauty and variety of God's creation. The owl is amazing, and look at those claws and the intense stare! The nesting Mourning dove is soft and beautiful. The little wren with the food, and the drumming Grouse. Placid, fierce, Protective, hungry, calm. These pictures also run the gamut of emotions.

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  4. just beautiful! that canvasback stole the show for me! wow!

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  5. Would have loved to hear the drum solo of the grouse, lol! These are such interesting creatures and beautiful photos!

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  6. What a treasure cove of beautiful memories from your husband....

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  7. Such precious photos.. Such an honor and a Blessing to be able to see through the photos and see what Jake saw with his lens. gorgeous!

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  8. they are all really beautiful. I love the grouse because I have never seen one.

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  9. I love birds, so I sure enjoyed seeing these beautiful photos, Ruth. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Hi, I know that you are thrilled to have all of those wonderful photos that Jake took... He was a fantastic photographer ---and so are you! I'm sure that Jake is smiling down as you share his photos and keep him alive for all of us.... God Bless You, my Friend.

    Great group of Birds.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. Excellent pictures. So very clear!!!

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  12. I like seeing Jake's photos. He had a "GREAT" eye for photography! Thank you, Ruth.

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  13. These are wonderful. So many interesting duck species but the owl (a Western Screech?) steals my heart.

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  14. Such beautiful pictures dear Ruth . Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

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  15. The one with the big eyes is an owl. LOL just could not resist!!! I am also on a mission to get better bird photos!

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  16. Oh, Ruth, what a treasure trove! It boggles my mind to think that Cardinals are not common everywhere. The Mourning Dove on a nest is amazing! Something I have never seen. I'm staying at my mom's for a few weeks and trying to carve out some time to look through old photos. We came across a suitcase passed around by her siblings that contains photos from the early 1900s! Someone had taken them out of their black albums and mixed them with photos from the 1970's so they are fading fast. Taking pictures is one step, good storage is the next. Beautiful memories, Ruth, thanks for sharing.

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  17. Hi Ruth, These are great photos. I hope you will go back to the archives and find even more to share after the next short post. Thanks, as always, for sharing. John

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  18. Looks like Jake really loved birds to have taken such great photos!

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  19. such beauties. i love the turkey. they are always so fun to see. love their tunes (song?) too. ( :

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  20. Wonderful collection of photos!

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  21. Wonderful collection of photos!

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