20150915-25 Eagle, bug, birds, etc

I have been working on other projects lately and have let the blog lapse a bit. I apologize to regular readers.

Here is an update.

First the Eagle … a 1980 AMC Wagon that was born in Brampton ON, delivered to a widow lady in Kaleden BC and driven from Penticton to Britt (with no doggies this one time)  In the spring of 2009.   You can see a picture of it parked next to my late mother’s house at https://brtthome.wordpress.com/2009/05/  (that is the May 2009 Archive on the right hand side column)

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It will be restored by the fellow in the reddish shirt where it will join his Convocation of Eagles in the Catskills.

BUGS:

Here are two stages of the Big Milkweed Bug seen on the swelling seed pods of our milkweeds:

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Last of this years Chicory along the roadside ….

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I went to Pt Loring to have lunch with GG the other day, detoured to the North Road and saw this:

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Got out of the truck, behind an alder tree and zoomed in to get this:

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Then I set the camera up for some burst shooting, hoping to get a “launch”  when another truck came rattling down the road.   I took my eyes off of the GB Heron for a moment to check the truck.  When my eyes got back to the scene this is what I saw….

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Maybe I won’t  let myself get distracted the next time I get this  lucky!!!

On that same trip I saw this on the side of the road:

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And yesterday I saw this flock of Canadas visiting some decoys in Billy’s field across from my place.

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Hard to tell the decoys from the real ones, eh?

Hwy 522 is a provincial highway maintained by DBI Services, a “GLOBAL LEADER IN INFRASTRUCTURE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE”.

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I had earlier noticed that DBI  might have confused its railway signage with its highway signage, resulting in this advice to motorists:

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Good to have a but of fun at  the expense of a “GLOBAL LEADER”, eh?

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