An Unexpected Collection of Birdhouses

….on our walk this past week we came across this colourful collection hanging from the trees along the edge of the creek

Early into our walk I notice a flash of colour up ahead and as we got closer we noticed dozens of brightly painted birdhouses hanging from some of the smaller trees next to the creek. You could tell that a few were done by adults but the majority had to be done by children. I figured that some enterprising class from one of the neighbourhood schools did this as a spring project to beautify the neighbourhood and provide nesting areas for some of the smaller birds.

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I was so impressed with these tiny feeders and birdhouses that I promptly went to the dollar store to buy some for my granddaughter. I also bought some small clear containers which I filled with craft paint and a variety of paint brushes. At home I put a prime coat of white paint on two of the houses and then packed everything into a gift bag. On Saturday we did a drive by visit in Hamilton to drop off our Easter candy and this special bag. Winnie was so excited that she wanted to start painting right away. When we got home her mom sent us photos of the ‘finished’ projects. I’m not sure if she’s going to add more detail but she’s pretty pleased with the way they’ve turned out.

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A Bright Idea in the Park

….thanks to Becky B for hosting BrightSquare this month https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/04/03/bright-square-3/

Since I missed yesterday I have two for today.

Camping in the local parks is prohibited but these girls were merely sheltering themselves from the cold wind coming off the lake. I knew there were girls in the tent from from all the chatter and giggles I heard as I walked by with my dog.

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Seeing this swarm of seagulls over that bright blue water of Lake Ontario was a bright spot in my day.

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Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections

…..thanks to Lisa Coleman for hosting Bird Weekly Photo Challenge –https://oureyesopen.blog/2021/03/26/bird-weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-of-birds/

For week 41 Lisa has asked us to look for bird photos with their reflections.

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A Variety for my Thursday Trios

thanks for checking out Thursday Trios #13

This week there is no theme for me and I never expect a theme from my followers but the photos should be of people, animals or things grouped in threes.

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If you’d like to share your trios, copy the link from this post and paste it into your post. I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can.

Birds in Black and White

thanks to Lisa Coleman for hosting

….Thanks to Lisa Coleman for hosting The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge https://oureyesopen.blog/2021/03/19/bird-weekly-photo-challenge-birds-in-black-white-or-sepia/

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A Bird’s Paradise – Water, Water Everywhere #70

….thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/03/22/small-waterfall-water-water-everywhere-70/

The Dufferin Islands are just up the road from the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls. It is a sanctuary for walkers and birds alike and is probably largely unknown to most tourists. The walk takes you over a series of bridges and ponds where marsh birds love to hang out. It is truly a hidden gem that is right under your nose if you take the time to look and explore.

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