Anne Elliott's photos with the bird of prey

Licorice Allsorts (candy) eyes

Licorice Allsorts (candy) eyes
This morning, my appointment to get two cortisone injections in my knees has just been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday. With a temperature of -9C (windchill -13C), I wish that meant I didn't need to go out in the cold and clear the snow off my car.…
Added on November  7, 2018

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl
To all my American friends - today is THE day. Make sure you get out and VOTE! Good luck. The world will be watching.

The temperature this morning, 6 November 2018, is -10C (windchill -14C) and it is snowing again. "SNOW and ICE create messy, SLICK d…
Added on November  6, 2018

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl
Four days ago, on 17 October 2018, I managed to get over to Carburn Park for a walk. Though I have seen a number of Rusty Blackbirds, this species was still a bird I wanted to look out for. As it turned out, this was not one of my finds. However, I saw…
Added on October 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

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

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

How dare you take a photo of me looking like this?

How dare you take a photo of me looking like this?
My thoughts are with all those living on the east coast and inland, who are facing or about to face the force of Hurricane Florence.

What a relief to wake up (very late) this morning and discover that the forecast overnight snow flurries did not arrive h…
Added on September 13, 2018

I LOVE owls - in case you didn't know : )

I LOVE owls - in case you didn't know : )
On the spur of the moment tonight, I decided that I might just try and get up early tomorrow morning and go for a drive. The smoke from the British Columbia wildfires hasn't been hanging around the last few days, so I really should make the most of a cle…
Added on September  6, 2018

Swainson's Hawk juvenile

Swainson's Hawk juvenile
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  5, 2018