Anne Elliott's photos with the bird

Photo-bombed by Blackbirds

Photo-bombed by Blackbirds
I'VE BEEN SCAMMED and HACKED!!! My son informed me that the whole computer VIRUS thing I mentioned the other day was a SCAM! My Bank said the first step is to phone the company and cancel the 5-year Protection I paid for and to ask for a refund, which I…
Added on September 22, 2018

Two-month-old American Kestrel

Two-month-old American Kestrel
A very early start for me today, (despite the forecast for rain all day) as I need to get away from my computer after yesterday's stress, thanks to a Virus that shut down my computer. It took me three hours to deal with it, while a technician went throug…
Added on September 20, 2018

Rufous Hummingbird male / Selasphorus rufus

Rufous Hummingbird male / Selasphorus rufus
I am SO stressed out! Just spent the last three hours, while a technician went through my whole computer remotely, deleting every virus that has accumulated. I was told that I phoned them just in time, as I was not far away from losing everything on my…
Added on September 19, 2018

Black-necked Stilt (juvenile?)

Black-necked Stilt (juvenile?)
I am SO stressed out! Just spent the last three hours, while a technician went through my whole computer remotely, deleting every virus that has accumulated. I was told that I phoned them just in time, as I was not far away from losing everything on my…
Added on September 19, 2018

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

American Avocets

American Avocets
"The American Avocet takes elegance to a new level. This long-legged wader glides through shallow waters swishing its slender, upturned bill from side to side to catch aquatic invertebrates. It dons a sophisticated look for summer with a black-and-white b…
Added on September 16, 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 15, 2018

Sleepy Barn Owl

Sleepy Barn Owl
To me, these owls always look as if their face has been sewn up, right down the centre. Such strange looking birds.

This particular Barn Owl resides at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, southern Alberta. We do not get Barn Owls in the wild…
Added on September 15, 2018

Wood Duck male / Aix sponsa

Wood Duck male / Aix sponsa
So, what happened to autumn??? We seem to have jumped straight from summer to winter! Yesterday evening, 13 September 2018, I was out at a meeting with friends and, when it was over and we looked outside, all the cars were covered in SNOW! Our temperat…
Added on September 14, 2018