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Beware!

Beware!
Last night, when choosing three photos to post this morning, I happened to come across this old shot from my archives. It was taken at the Calgary Zoo on 2 May 2011, when a pair of Snowy Owls was in a small enclosure near the Tigers. SInce then, the onl…
Added on December 16, 2015

Caught in the early evening light

Caught in the early evening light
Late afternoon on 7 October 2015, I decided to call in at Fish Creek Park on the way home from a volunteer shift. The weather was beautiful, and I'm supposed to do lots of walking (which I don't). A young couple walking by mentioned that they had just s…
Added on November 24, 2015

Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile / Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile / Nycticorax nycticorax
Yesterday late afternoon, 7 October 2015, I decided to call in at Fish Creek Park on the way home from a volunteer shift. The weather was beautiful, and I'm supposed to do lots of walking (which I don't). There was another bird that I would have liked t…
Added on October  8, 2015

Horse on the prairie

Horse on the prairie
Yesterday, 12 February 2015, was spent SE of the city, with friends Cathy and Terry. They picked me up around 7:00 am and I think I was home somewhere around 7:30 pm, after a great day of searching for owls, barns, and anything else that caught our eye.…
Added on February 13, 2015

Male Moose are judged by the size of their antlers

Male Moose are judged by the size  of their antlers
Definitely not as sharp as I would have liked, but we didn't get much chance to take photos of this huge, youngish male Moose. He came pretty close to our car, and all my photos of him had to be taken through the windscreen, which rarely works. So, so…
Added on December  9, 2014

A mighty beast

A mighty beast
"There was a time when an estimated 60 million buffalo roamed the plains of southern Alberta. Excessive overhunting and a steady loss of habitat has dwindled those numbers drastically, placing bison on Alberta's endangered list. Just a short drive north o…
Added on September 27, 2014

Not interested in us

Not interested in us
The first thing I'll add here is to say that I use 48x zoom on so many of my photos (probably most), no matter what the subject, from butterfly to bird - and especially Bears! Like the typical Black Bear that we might be lucky enough to come across, this…
Added on June 14, 2014

Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra
This Laughing Kookaburra resides at the Calgary Zoo.

"Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) are large to very large (total length 28–42 cm/11–17 in) terrestrial kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea, the name a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, which is…
Added on April  9, 2010

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl
This tiny Northern Saw-whet Owl with an injured or amputated wing looked so "sad" when I saw it at the Coaldale Bird of Prey Centre on 16th May. I've only ever seen one of these owls in the wild, a few years ago. They like forested areas, including many…
Added on May 26, 2009

A treat in the city

A treat in the city
Ha, at least you can see the face of this little Mountain Bluebird, unlike the one I posted the other day. The previous one did show much better detail of the back and wing feathes, though. Taken at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary on 16 April 2013.
Added on April 22, 2013