Anne Elliott's photos with the perched

Swainson's Hawk watching for its next snack

Swainson's Hawk watching for its next snack
On 6 September 2018, it turned out to be a much longer day than I had planned! In the very early hours of the morning, I happened to check the weather forecast just out of interest, and saw that rain is expected on about six of the coming days (if it act…
Added on September 17, 2018

Swainson's Hawk / Buteo swainsoni

Swainson's Hawk / Buteo swainsoni
On 21 August 2018, it turned out to be such a great day, with some much-appreciated sightings. I must have spent about 8 or 9 hours driving and almost every inch of my body ached like crazy. Now, each summer, I try and do two or three longer (for me) dr…
Added on September 16, 2018

Mourning Dove - love the blue eye-ring

Mourning Dove - love the blue eye-ring
On the spur of the moment tonight, I decided that I might just try and get up early tomorrow morning and go for a drive. The smoke from the British Columbia wildfires hasn't been hanging around the last few days, so I really should make the most of a cle…
Added on September  6, 2018

Common Nighthawk / Chordeiles minor - threatened species

Common Nighthawk / Chordeiles minor - threatened species
On 21 August 2018, it turned out to be such a great day, with some much-appreciated sightings. I must have spent about 8 or 9 hours driving and almost every inch of my body ached like crazy at the end of it. Now, each summer, I try and do two or three l…
Added on September  5, 2018

Swainson's Hawk juvenile

Swainson's Hawk juvenile
On 21 August 2018, it turned out to be such a great day, with some much-appreciated sightings. I must have spent about 8 or 9 hours driving and almost every inch of my body ached like crazy at the end of it. Now, each summer, I try and do two or three l…
Added on September  5, 2018

A classic light/intermediate-morph adult Swainson's Hawk

A classic light/intermediate-morph adult Swainson's Hawk
I'm beginning to think this is a Swainson's Hawk. This is the other hawk that was on the same hay bale as the hawk in the photo I posted the day before yesterday.

It is 10:30 am on 24 August 2018, and the sky is smoke filled and dark as can be. An Air…
Added on August 24, 2018

Ferruginous Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk
This Hawk was so far away that I almost didn't notice it. A lot of zoom and I ended up with a grainy photo, but hopefully it is enough to get a positive ID. The bird looks large, white front, white face with an eye stripe and the kind of location would…
Added on August 23, 2018

Enjoying a good meal

Enjoying a good meal
"Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 4:55 PM -Air quality statements blanket parts of western Canada as smoke from the more than 500 wildfires burning in British Columbia coats the region in some of the worst air quality in the world." From the Weather Network.…
Added on August 22, 2018

Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow
As you can tell by the photos I posted this morning, I got out of the forest and into the dry prairies. Yesterday, 21 August 2018, turned out to be such a great day, with some much-appreciated sightings. I must have spent about 8 or 9 hours driving and…
Added on August 22, 2018

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin
This morning, I wanted to finish off the last few photos taken on a drive south to Turner Valley and Frank Lake. Too many Pine Siskin photos, you say? Ha, I know, but I don't get that many chances to photograph birds, especially fairly close, and there…
Added on August 20, 2018