Anne Elliott's photos with the grass

Little country church

Little country church
On 13 December 2017, I was out on the road by 9:20 am, which is a miracle in itself. I find it almost impossible to get out early when I am going for a drive by myself. I didn't have any photos edited ready to post that morning, which helped. Seeing sn…
Added on February 10, 2018

Bald Eagle after a cooling hosepipe shower

Bald Eagle after a cooling hosepipe shower
Rick Mercer's video "Plus 1 in Canada". I can so relate to this - so funny! And, yes, it's snowing AGAIN today, heavily. Temperature this morning is -19C (windchill -27C). Wish I could say that it will be yet another day at home, but I have to somehow…
Added on February  8, 2018

Barn of an unusual shape

Barn of an unusual shape
Thought I'd better post three more local photos today, instead of more green rainforest shots, before I lose all my Contacts : ) As far as my Trinidad & Tobago trip is concerned, I have more or less finished with photos of mangrove trees and other green…
Added on February  3, 2018

(Cattle?) Egret, on way to Caroni Swamp, Trinidad

(Cattle?) Egret, on way to Caroni Swamp, Trinidad
This drive-by shot was taken on the way to the Caroni Swamp, on the island of Trinidad, on 19 March 2017. At the Swamp, my six friends and I were privileged to be able to watch the arrival of huge flocks of amazing Scarlet Ibis flying in to roost. Will…
Added on January 28, 2018

Red-breasted Meadowlark / Sturnella militaris, Trinidad

Red-breasted Meadowlark / Sturnella militaris, Trinidad
Focal Length (35mm format) - 1200 mm : ) If you could only see how far away this gorgeous bird was and how it kept disappearing in the grass.

"This is a passerine bird in the New World family Icteridae. It was formerly named red-breasted blackbird but i…
Added on January 26, 2018

Old and the new

Old and the new
On 13 December 2017, I was out on the road by 9:20 am, which is a miracle in itself. I find it almost impossible to get out early when I am going for a drive by myself. I didn't have any photos edited ready to post that morning, which helped. Seeing sn…
Added on January 21, 2018

An old, abandoned Chevrolet

An old, abandoned Chevrolet
On 19 December 2017, it was the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count for High River, a town to the south of Calgary. I am adding the report by Gus Yaki, the leader of our small group of 7, travelling in two cars. What Gus did not add, because he did not…
Added on January 20, 2018

A most welcome find

A most welcome find
This female (or juvenile, because they both have dark streaking) Snowy Owl was contentedly perched on this rather ugly fence rail, looking like s/he was almost asleep. This was the first Snowy that we came across yesterday, 13 January 2018, when a group…
Added on January 14, 2018

Rural decay

Rural decay
Sometimes, I'm just not sure if an old building is a house or a barn. This is one of those times. Looks almost as if some of the weathered wood may have been removed on purpose - for repair work, craft work? I added a bit of filter in post-processing.…
Added on January  5, 2018

Cute and curious

Cute and curious
Friend, Gayle, made an appointment to go to the Cochrane Ecological Institute Centre on 9 December 2017, and invited me to go along, too. I had longed to visit and, a few years ago, two friends and I were all set to go, but a major storm prevented us fro…
Added on January  4, 2018