Anne Elliott's photos

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Tree Swallow, Pt Pelee, Ontario

I cropped a bit off the bottom of this photo, but it is an example of what my Nikon B700 does. I compose an image (always using the viewfinder), press the shutter button to focus, then click. On this trip, so many photos taken with this camera suddenly jumped upward, down, or to one side, often cutting off part of the bird or other object. I was lucky that the Swallow's head was not cut off. Part way through our holiday, I just gave up using this camera - and will have to go back to the store (yet again…

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Daffodils growing wild, Pt Pelee

Suddenly coming across this cluster of yellow Daffodils growing in a woodland habitat along one of the trails at Pt Pelee, took me by surprise. Some people were living in the park area at one time, but no longer. Maybe these flowers are garden escapees, perhaps distributed by birds. Another plant that took us by surprise along one of the trails at Pt Pelee was a small area of endangered Eastern Prickly Pear Cacti. These are carefully monitored and managed, which includes stopping people from digging the…

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The ubiquitous American Robin, Pt Pelee

"Just" another Robin : ) It always amazes me that American Robins seem to be found anywhere and everywhere. Another day or two, and I will post photos of one of these gorgeous birds, sitting on a nest right next to the trail - and what a nest it was! Four friends (four of the six friends with whom I went to Trinidad & Tobago in March 2017) and I left Calgary airport on 6 May 2018 and flew to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. There, we rented a van and did the long drive to Point Pelee for four whole days of bir…

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Purple Finch male, Tadoussac, Quebec

This photo was taken when we were in Tadoussac, Quebec. Thought I would add it, as a break from the more distant photos taken at Pt Pelee. Back in Alberta, I have only ever seen a handful of Purple Finches, so it was a joy to see several of these colourful males while we were staying at our friend's summer cabin. I'm not a fan of taking photos at feeders, but it was good to see these little Finches this close. Four friends (four of the six friends with whom I went to Trinidad & Tobago in March 2017) and…

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The Tip, Pt Pelee, Ontario

The water level of Lake Erie fluctuates, so sometimes there is less or more of The Tip actually showing. This is the most southern part of Canada. So easy to forget that this is not the ocean, but an enormous lake. Four friends (four of the six friends with whom I went to Trinidad & Tobago in March 2017) and I left Calgary airport on 6 May 2018 and flew to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. There, we rented a van and did the long drive to Point Pelee for four whole days of birding. We stayed at the Best Western…

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Birders at The Tip, Pt Pelee, Ontario

The water level of Lake Erie fluctuates, so sometimes there is less or more of The Tip actually showing. This is the most southern part of Canada. So easy to forget that this is not the ocean, but an enormous lake. "Point Pelee National Park has long been recognized as a world-class birding site with more than 390 species recorded in the park's birding area. Bird migration was the reason Point Pelee became a national park in 1918 and has since garnered international recognition as an “Important Bird Area…

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Chipping Sparrow, Tadoussac, Quebec

Yesterday evening, I slipped in half a dozen less-than-good photos that I wanted to add to my Pt Pelee albums. I am trying to add any images in roughly the order in which they were taken. This morning, 22 May 2018, I have posted two photos out of order, just so that I can look at somewhat better shots. This little Chipping Sparrow was seen in Tadoussac, Quebec, on 15 May. The white Trillium flower was seen at Pt Pelee on 8 May. I had never seen Trilliums growing wild before, so was delighted to see bo…

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Trillium

Yesterday evening, I slipped in half a dozen less-than-good photos that I wanted to add to my Pt Pelee albums. I am trying to add any images in roughly the order in which they were taken. This morning, 22 May 2018, I have posted two photos out of order, just so that I can look at somewhat better shots. The little Chipping Sparrow was seen in Tadoussac, Quebec, on 15 May. The white Trillium flower was seen at Pt Pelee on 8 May. I had never seen Trilliums growing wild before, so was delighted to see bot…

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Watching the waves at The Tip, Pt Pelee, Ontario, Canada

Yesterday evening, I slipped in half a dozen less-than-good photos that I wanted to add to my Pt Pelee albums. I am trying to add any images in roughly the order in which they were taken. This morning, 22 May 2018, I have posted two photos out of order, just so that I can look at somewhat better shots. The little Chipping Sparrow was seen in Tadoussac, Quebec, on 15 May. The white Trillium flower was seen at Pt Pelee on 8 May. I had never seen Trilliums growing wild before, so was delighted to see bot…
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