Anne Elliott's photos with the bird

Janet and a tiny friend

Janet and a tiny friend
This photo was taken yesterday morning, 20 January 2018, when I went on a walk in Carburn Park with birding friends. I always find that a walk along the Bow River gives very few photo opportunities, as the birds are too far away for photos, but it is a l…
Added on January 21, 2018

Pine Grosbeak female or juvenile

Pine Grosbeak female or juvenile
This photo was taken on 29 December 2017, when four of us (using just one car) took part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count for the Cochrane Wildlife Reserve area. I'm not sure why it's called Wildlife Reserve, as it consists of back roads and fa…
Added on January 20, 2018

A rare glimpse of a Steller's Jay

A rare glimpse of a Steller's Jay
Posted only for the record - I think I have only ever seen a Steller's Jay about four times, and only in the mountains. This was the highlight of our group's Count.

On 27 December 2017, there were six of us (in the group I was in) taking part in the ann…
Added on January 20, 2018

Pine Grosbeak male feeding on berries

Pine Grosbeak male feeding on berries
Yesterday, 18 January 2018, I almost came home with an empty memory card in my camera. Luckily, we were treated to a distant view of a Pileated Woodpecker at the furthest point of our walk, and then to a couple of these gorgeous Pine Grosbeak males feedi…
Added on January 19, 2018

Common Redpoll in falling snow

Common Redpoll in falling snow
I wasn't going to post any photos this morning, as I had none that were edited. I had to spend hours yesterday, trying to contact various services to update my credit card information. My previous card had been shut down when two suspicious transactions…
Added on January 17, 2018

You never know where you'll see a Snowy Owl

You never know where you'll see a Snowy Owl
This was Snowy Owl number 4 that we came across three days ago, on 13 January 2018, when a group of us went east of the city in search of owls and anything else. This was the last Snowy that friend Tony and I saw before it was time for us to get back to t…
Added on January 16, 2018

Bananaquit, Trinidad

Bananaquit, Trinidad
Has everyone seen this video before? The title is "Sh*t Birders Say". It makes me laugh every time I watch it - because so much of it is so true to life : )

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We saw Bananaquits on both Trinidad and Tobago. This one was seen and ph…
Added on January 16, 2018

Two male Snowy Owls in the same field

Two male Snowy Owls in the same field
On 13 January 2018, I went with a group east of the city, to look for Snowy Owls, especially. This winter doesn't seem to be a good year for these owls, though we were very lucky on this outing. Some years, the Internet is full of photos of these specta…
Added on January 16, 2018

Snowy Owl number 5

Snowy Owl number 5
This was the fifth Snowy Owl that friend Tony and I saw E of the city two days ago, on 13 January 2018, after leaving the rest of the group, as we needed to get back to the city. A nice treat before we headed back to civilization. I can't tell the diffe…
Added on January 15, 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