January 31, 2016

Bird Kingdom, Pt.7

Bird Kingdom, Niagara Falls, ON

Welcome Back!

This week, I'm highlighting more little birds from the small aviary at the Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls. They include finches, a dove and the last one called a D'Arnaud's Barbet....I think it was one of the babies from that small nest in one of the previous pics, but I could be mistaken....I don't always see where they came from, but this one looks like a juvenile.

This week went by quite fast again. We are always so busy at work, which is good, I guess! I taught a card class on Wednesday and Saturday, so both classes were big ones, which required a lot of prep! This is my kind of teaching--lots of fun and laughs!

Today is my usual quiet day with groceries and laundry. Oh yeah, I cooked a nice dinner too! Off to eat it now!

Have a great week!

January 24, 2016

Bird Kingdom, Pt.6

Bird Kingdom, Niagara Falls, ON

Welcome Back!

This week I have some more photos of the small birds from the Bird Kingdom...These are found in the small aviary, which is a bit dark, but good for shooting some birds! There are benches, where you can just sit and watch and the birds fly all around you! Pretty cool.

These birds include finches, a blue tanager (I think), and a dove. I tried my best to identify them based on the pictures on the Bird Kingdom website, but I am not always sure if it is the correct one or not!

Another week went speeding by! Work was busy as we had a lot of new products come in, as well, we had 17 signed up for our class yesterday, so there was a lot of prep work! 

We went to Costco today and I just baked some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies..it smells so yummy in here! Now, time to finish the laundry!

Have a great week!

January 17, 2016

Bird Kingdom, Pt.5

Bird Kingdom, Niagara Falls, ON

Welcome Back!

This week I have more bird photos from the Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, ON. These were taken last March on the March Break.

This week's birds include finches, a canary and a Village Weaver (the yellow and black one). I like the ones in the nest the best. There were some smaller birds in the nest, which we got a glimpse of when the parents moved off for a bit!

This week went very fast! Busy as always, but always interesting! In any given day, I get to update two websites, take photos, send email newsletters, scan/edit photos, teach a class and work in the retail store! Love the variety of the job!

Brooke came home yesterday and we had our Christmas get together with Kevin's family. Ate more turkey! Yumm! Great visit too! Today I had lunch with my friend, Tracy, from school. We had a nice breakfast at Smitty's and a great visit..Can't believe we talk for 3 hours when we get together! :-)  Groceries/laundry and all that fun stuff! :-)

Enjoy your week!

January 10, 2016

Bird Kingdom, Pt.4

Bird Kingdom, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Happy New Year! I hope you have a prosperous and healthy 2016!

This time I'm highlighting some more birds at the Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls. I love being able to shoot photos of animals/birds that I wouldn't normally even get to see never mind get up close to....and my only complaint would be the lighting (indoor-Sigh) and the background and other props that end up in my photos, like the food dishes and the chains (last photo)....oh well!

1st pic-African Grey Parrot
2nd-Yellow-Naped Amazon
3rd-Diamond Firetail
4th-Zebra Finch
5th-Gouldian Finch
6th-Turtle Dove

I hope these are correct...I used their website to identify them!  

I hope everyone had a great holiday. We had a pretty good holiday, despite having to work a few days in between. We still managed lots of visits and lots of food too!

Well, we are back to work in full-force this week...first full week since December and things are going well! Some staff are away at the big Craft Trade Show in California, so the rest of us are holding down the fort and slaving away! There is always something to do and everyone is busy, busy! I taught a class yesterday (yes, Saturday) and it was fun with 5 students in attendance!

Today is a lazy day, finishing my laundry and getting some groceries, etc.etc. Fun stuff!

Have a great week!