YOUR PHOTOS: A collection of pictures shared by our many talented readers

Photo submitted by Bernadette Woit.
Photo submitted by Pamela Buck.
Photo submitted by Claude Lalande. “… a wonderful service our local fire department is participating in offering to drive by homes to help residents celebrate in a special way. They provide a great service to our community and I’m really impressed by the way they came through to make Bob’s (pictured with wife Irene) birthday just a bit brighter.”
Photo submitted by David Beatty. “This photo was taken in my backyard in Qualicum Beach. The hummingbirds spend a lot of time feeding at the ‘Red Hot Pokers,’” he said. David Beatty
Qualicum Beach Streamkeeper John Grodzki shares this photo of a curious otter.
Photo submitted by Caroline Hendy. “I took this photo on the Parksville Boardwalk this morning. Thought it was a lovely and inspiring message - perfect for the times we are now experiencing.”
Photo submitted by Melanie Cooke. “Beautiful site at Deep Bay, from Ship and Shore.”
Photo submitted by Mike Yip of Nanoose Bay. “The beautiful male Mandarin Duck was a rare visitor at Morningstar Pond last week. Although most birders think that it was an escapee from a hobby farm, there is no reason that it can’t be a vagrant from southeast Asia. The Eurasian Wigeon routinely migrates annually from the same region, and it is an easy trip by island hopping across the Aleutian Islands.”
Photo submitted by Pamela Buck.
Photo submitted by Earl Geddes.
Picture submitted by Norm Watts of Qualicum Beach.
Photo submitted by Susan Miller at Craig Bay. “My husband wishes he was sailing… I wish he could get a haircut! Life is good - keep calm!”
Photo taken by Doug Uren, submitted by Penny Harvie. “Our garden and our Westie both love the rain! The plants love the rain and Jackson loves running in the tall plants, popping up once in awhile to say hi.”
Picture submitted by Larry Lane. “A backyard picture of a pileated woodpecker, who visited my feeder this a.m.”
Front yard photo, submitted by John Hager.
Photo shot at Nanoose Bay by Neil Almond.
Photo submitted by Melvin Kuntz/Betty Smith. “Thought this photo may interest your readers. It is a Junco nest with three hungry babies in a flower pot at the edge of our deck in Parksville.”
Photo submitted by Robert McFedtridge. A rare black-legged kittiwake, spotted at Qualicum Bay by Mark Winja.
Ladybug Love: Photo submitted by David Beatty in Qualicum Beach. “The ladybug is very popular to all gardeners as they eat (many times their weight per day) aphids which suck the life from many fruits and vegetables in the early summer.”
Photo submitted by Denice Deck. “My husband Kelvin Deck took this picture of the Supermoon rising over Parksville.”
Photo submitted by Iona Evans of Craig Bay. “The foliage is extra beautiful this year, I think. A photo of B.C.’s floral emblem, Dogwoods, from our condo’s garden.”
Photo submitted by Rodney Anderson. “Ray and Judy Haynes visited friends with a mobile, social distancing concert. With keyboard, soprano sax and vocal, they cheered us and our neighbours, with an encouraging song from ‘Oklahoma’, “… Oh what a beautiful day, I’ve got a wonderful feeling, everything’s going my way.”
Photo submitted by Earl Geddes, taken between Bowser and Fanny Bay. “Herons are family birds who nest together for protection from their key competitor, the bald eagle.”
Photo submitted by James Dean of a crayfish in the stream near Shelly Road.
Photo submitted by Earl Geddes. “Two of five orcas who were fishing for salmon in front of Mercer Point.”
Photo submitted by Wayne Duke. “Great Blue Heron was very successful while wading the shoreline, this was just one of many fishes he was able to capture.”
Photo submitted by Vickie Carson. “Juvenile eagles practising social distancing at Parksville Beach.”
Photo submitted by Bev and Roy Allen of Qualicum Beach. “Our son Jordan and our 10-month-old grandson Grayson Facetiming with us. Thank goodness for technology that lets us stay close while still staying safe.”
Photo submitted by Dave Fuller. “Thought this was a bit different two geese with an identity crisis.”
Photo shared by Karen Logan of a hawk in French Creek.

Many of our readers also happen to be talented photographers. Enjoy this album of recently submitted photos. If you have a photo you’d like to share online or in print, email a high-resolution copy to editor@vifreedaily.com.

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