Wednesday, June 5, 2013

C/Alphabe-Thursday

 CAMEL

C is for C-CRITTERS here in CANADA

Can you believe it? Just last week, this camel was nibbling grass in a farmer's field...in Canada!

 CASPIAN terns

I've said it before and I'll say it again, terns remind me of old men in berets - COMICAL, CHARMING CHARACTERS.

CATBIRD

Ever heard the CATLIKE CALL of a catbird? Catbirds are often secretive hiding in tangles of vines and limbs (CLEVER, eh?) but passersby know they are there by their mewing sound.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

45 comments:

Lowell said...

Love all of these shots. That camel is too much, and you remember, I'm sure, that old advertisement suggesting someone would walk a mile for a camel...well, I ain't walking all the way to Ontario!

What about the phrase, "He's in the catbird seat"? Where'd that come from.

And you're right about the terns...but they are well-dressed old men (French men?)...

Stewart M said...

The idea of the terns being old men in berets made me smile!

Cheers - and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Revrunner said...

So is that a Canadian Camel or a Canada Camel as in Canada geese vs. Canadian geese?

Judy said...

I love the thought of a camel in Ontario!!!

see you there! said...

The first picture stopped my in my tracks. Camels in Canada? Ok, if you say so. Otherwise I'd suspect PhotoShop.

Darla

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

I heard my first catbird this spring! I seriously thought it was a cat, the sound is so like one. Great set for the letter C. :)

TexWisGirl said...

i wish i could see and hear a catbird! we have a couple of camels in our area. so cool. and i love terns!

Sandra said...

we have catbirds but no camels... that is a lovely camel...

Judy said...

Who would have thought that you could find a camel in a farmers field in Canada! Great post!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The beaks on the Caspian really pop, interesting bird.

DeniseinVA said...

That camel gave me a big smile when I first opened your post. All your photos are great and I enjoyed them immensely. Thank you :)

Denise
An English Girl Rambles

Cheryl @ TFD said...

We see camels almost every time we go to Branson. It was quite a startling sight the first time I spotted them behind that tall fence along the highway! Great shots!

LONDONLULU said...

All are gorgeous but I CANNOT get over that CAMEL! Just nibbling away randomly in Canada!

Jill said...

That camel is adorable!

RedPat said...

Cool camel! I don't know if I have heard a catbird.

cieldequimper said...

Are you sure it isn't a mirage? :-)

Buttons said...

Camels in Canada I am shocked:) B

edenhills said...

I just discovered catbirds this spring. They certainly are interesting birds. Lovely pictures all, but I really like that camel.

Michelle said...

Wow, a camel!

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Nicki said...

Not your every day, run of the mill animal sightings. Camel - and I thought I had hit the 'oddly out of place' animal find with a llama among the cows last Fall.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I don't think I've ever heard or seen a catbird. Hmmm...you've got me curious. Do they really sound like a cat?

Randy said...

Not a place I would expect to see a camel.

Stephanie said...

Great shot of the camel!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well now I"m all intrigued. I've never heard the call of catbird I don't think. Or maybe I have and thought it was a cat.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the camel portrait!Cute critters!
Léia

llandudnopictures said...

The camel certainly looks unusual in such a green field!

Indrani said...

C for Cool Captures of Cute Critters!

Lisa Gordon said...

Now, that camel is one handsome fella!!
Wishing you a wonderful day!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

One of my neighbors keeps a couple camels - it never fails to make me stop in shock even though I know they are there!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! I'll never look at terns the same way again EG .. I think a camel chewing grass in a field would have made me stop an click also :)

Debra @ Homespun said...

Great C's :)

fredamans said...

Looks like a small camel... a baby maybe??

Sue said...

Love your candid Cs!

=)

Janie said...

Ha, ha, the terns look cute in their berets!
Funny that you saw a camel grazing in Canada. That's got to be pretty unusual.

George said...

I can't help but wonder how a camel turned up in a field in Canada.

Kara Claflin said...

We have catbirds but not the old men in beret birds. They are very pretty.

Betty Luckhurst said...

Those are some great catches for the letter C! I have never heard of a catbird, but it sounds quite interesting.

Karen S. said...

How very awesome your C post is with the most darling of critters- although a camel is by far too proud to be listed as a critter- so much more class !!!

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

Camels?!

I showed my 2 year old. He likes camels because he likes "Camel-ope". The rest of us call it cantaloupe.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

nice Canadian critters

Lmkazmierczak said...

Catching up...was gone on vacay♫ Love the creatures you chose♫ My C: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/cow-clique/

Pam Beers. said...

That's amazing! I had no idea dromedary's lived in Canada. One hump is a dromedary, two humps is...I can't remember.

kelley jensen said...

that's crazy about that canadian camel!

Jenny said...

What are the chances of seeing a camel in Canada... Crazy!

Those birds sure aren't charming canaries...

This post made me chuckle...

Thanks for linking to the letter "C"!

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