Tag Archives: birds

Truck Ptarmigan

This poor little guy was wind-blown into the house a couple of evenings ago.

He seemed to bounce and then landed on the roof of my truck. He initially didn’t look very well but was moving about.

I kept an eye on him and about 20 minutes later, he flew away. I was quite concerned about him because ravens would consider him to be a tasty snack. They are huge, aggressive, and smart.

Happily, he was able to recover before the ravens realised he was there.

A win for the ptarmigans. Maybe, a covid-mitigating win for all of us is coming soon.

Happy week. 🙂

Hello Duckies

There is a large park and a lake with a nice beach near our home in the Okanagan Valley. There are lots of ducks looking for snacks there and they sometimes follow you around. These three were persistent.

I don’t don’t feed them because there is lots of regular duck food available and it’s much healthier for them. So, they were out of luck on the people food.


They are very sweet though and so cutely waddling around as M and I enjoyed an afternoon on the beach.

Hello from the friendly ducks of Skaha Lake. 🙂

Naramata Peacocks

The Okanakan Valley is more known for wine and fruit than it is for peacocks but surprisingly, they have nevertheless become a part of the ecosystem.

About 20 years ago someone abandoned some pet peafowl to the forest near the village of Naramata. No one thought that in the long run they would survive, and there were attempts to capture them.

But here they are, years later, fitting in well and doing their peacock thing. They’re Canadian now.

It’s a bit odd seeing them strutting around, but odd can be a very interesting thing. 🙂