Anne Elliott's photos with the bird

Merlin

Merlin
"Merlins are small, fierce falcons that use surprise attacks to bring down small songbirds and shorebirds. They are powerful fliers, but you can tell them from larger falcons by their rapid wingbeats and overall dark tones. Medieval falconers called them…
Added on October 16, 2017

Oilbird / Steatornis caripensis, Trinidad

Oilbird / Steatornis caripensis, Trinidad
Last night, I decided that I would try and start posting the occasional photo taken during a 10-day trip to Trinidad & Tobago with six birding.photographer friends. My scattered photos will at least be together in my three albums from this holiday. I ha…
Added on October 15, 2017

At the Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis) cave, Trinidad

At the Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis) cave, Trinidad
Last night, I decided that I would try and start posting the occasional photo taken during a 10-day trip to Trinidad & Tobago with six birding.photographer friends. My scattered photos will at least be together in my three albums from this holiday. I ha…
Added on October 15, 2017

Ring-billed Gull / Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull / Larus delawarensis
This common Ring-billed Gull was perhaps the 'highlight' from a day trip yesterday : ) Several birding friends and I went east of the city and, though a fair number of species were spotted, they were all extremely distant, except for Gulls at Chestermere…
Added on October 15, 2017

Great Horned Owl juvenile

Great Horned Owl juvenile
This young, light-coloured Great Horned Owl was just so perfect and seemed to be a great character. Three adults tethered nearby were also quite pale in colour. I know some people feel that photographing birds that are not out in the wild is cheating.…
Added on October 14, 2017

Great Blue Heron, fishing

Great Blue Heron, fishing
On 10 October 2017, I decided to join friends for a three-hour walk - that included a fair bit of standing - at the east end of Fish Creek Provincial Park. I was hoping that there might still be some fall colour to be seen. Strong winds and snow had rem…
Added on October 14, 2017

Yellow Oriole, Asa Wright, Trinidad

Yellow Oriole, Asa Wright, Trinidad
This morning, 13 October 2017, I have added two more photos from our trip to Trinidad & Tobago. I still have to finish off the last day and a half on Trinidad, including the highlight of the holiday - the Scarlet Ibis. Will I get it finished this winter…
Added on October 13, 2017

Friendly visitor

Friendly visitor
Another dreary, overcast day today, with a temperature of 1C (windchill -4C) this morning. Yesterday, 10 October 2017, was much the same, if not worse, but I decided to join friends for a three-hour walk - that included a fair bit of standing - at the ea…
Added on October 11, 2017

Yesterday's Great Horned Owl

Yesterday's Great Horned Owl
Another dreary, overcast day today, with a temperature of 1C (windchill -4C) this morning. Yesterday, 10 October 2017, was much the same, if not worse, but I decided to join friends for a three-hour walk - that included a fair bit of standing - at the ea…
Added on October 11, 2017

Great Horned Owl on a fence post

Great Horned Owl on a fence post
This is, unfortunately, not a good quality photo - zoomed in from a long distance - but I loved the red berries and the fact that the owl was perched on a fence post.

This photo was taken on 24 September 2017, when I ended up driving east of the city on…
Added on October 10, 2017