Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Wood Duck. Introduction.

Many years ago I received a gift from my Mom and Dad. It was a pretty big box. When I opened it I found 7 books inside. The books were in the size of encyclopedias and had silver titles - " The life of animals". Each book was talking about different creatures: mammals, fishes... and of course one book was about birds! There I was introduced to the most spectacular duck for the very first time. I returned to the article and photo so many times!

I almost learned it by heart! But time has past. I grew up...medical school, army, work, immigration to Israel...The book was lost and I forgot about my favorite duck!

However, a few years back I found myself in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Here my passion to nature came back and when I read a birding guide I came across a photograph of THAT duck! Yes, it was a photograph of the spectacular WOOD DUCK!

Wood Duck

The Wood Duck and the Mandarin: The Northern Wood Ducks

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Weekend's backyard photgraphs.

...Last weekend...It were couple of suny days, so I spend some time in my backyard. You now, cuting a grass, planting a seeds and another staf like that. By the way I hold my camera with me and there what I got!
                                                                My welcome guest
It is just one of them. A few years ago, when I put first feeder, hardly one humming was coming weekly. Today I can say they are my PERMANENT VISITORS. More then 13-18 appreciate my hospitality daily!

Ruffous Humminbird
Humminbird 407970-1 798ci HD SI Combo Fishfinder and GPS
Humminbird 408100-1 Fishfinder 570 DI
Humminbird 408130-1 788ci HD DI Combo Fishfinder/GPS
Humminbird Fishfinder 560

Humminbird 408100-1 Fishfinder 570 DI

                                                                                My growing.

Well, there is nothing to say. They  are beautiful !


Sacura (cherry)Trees of Japan: Cherry Blossom, Acer Palmatum, Japanese Persimmon, Trema Orientalis, Avicennia Marina, Cryptomeria, Acer Shirasawanum



Cherry blossom


                                                                              My tenant.
That guy living in birdhouse I built for...Red-breasted Nuthatch.Some thing wrong here! May be I made a mistake? I am not frendly whith inches. Or that doesn't care about?  Any way, usualy they are very jumpy, but that time the guy was surprised  by empty feeder, which one I clined up a few minet before, and also was screaming at me!

Black-capped Chickadee

  Black-caped chickadee

 Black-capped Chickadee.

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

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