“Look at the birds…”

Friends invited us on an outing Thursday. We went to Capilano Lake and the Cleveland Dam (North Vancouver). Capilano Lake is where much of the Vancouver area’s drinking water comes from.

We had just settled our chairs and tea things with a view across the lake when my friend grew animated. “There’s a green bird,” she said, looking into the thick carpet of green to the right of us. It took me a while to find it.  Can you?

Hummingbird in cedars, Capilano Lake

Can you find the green bird?

(It’s on the right-hand twig of cedar in the foreground.)

We realized, after watching it for a while, that it was a hummingbird. (It’s a lot easier to see in the photos than it was with the naked eye.)

That little bird kept flying away, but coming back to its twig. We watched it for about half an hour.

Anna's hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

It had an iridescent green back and brilliant red throat which we glimpsed only when it turned just the right way. We think it was an Anna’s Hummingbird (perhaps a female or juvenile, as the males have red heads).

Beautiful birds always remind me that we too have a most adequate caregiver. Jesus said:

“Look at the birds, free and unfettered … careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds” – Matthew 6:26 Message.

This post is linked to Faith and Family Friendly Foto Friday hosted by Kimberley at Faith and Family Matters.

After you’ve checked out the guidelines of this meme, why don’t you submit your photo too.

– by Violet Nesdoly

3 thoughts on ““Look at the birds…”

  1. OH this is awesome. Such a beautiful bird. How did you ever get these shots? I would love the last one to use to compose a painting. If that is possible please email me at authorjaniscox at gmail dot com.
    I found you at Family and Faith Matters (I am one of the hosts)
    Janis http://www.janiscox.com


    • Thanks Janis! How I got the shots was by zooming in as far as my camera would go, and taking shot after shot after shot. I actually shot a video too. I’m hoping that it will show the bird’s red throat.


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