Anne Elliott's photos with the Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird female

Brewer's Blackbird female
Yesterday evening, I finally got round to backing up all the photo files (626 GB) on my hard drive to another, larger external hard drive. After a few hours, I checked to see how it had done and discovered that only maybe half the photos had been copied.…
Added on July 15, 2018

Showing off for the females

Showing off for the females
NOTE: 30 May 2016, people can't upload new photos this morning/today either by using the 'new' uploader of the old one. Lots of complaints on the Help Forum, but no word from any staff members yet - a public holiday in the US, unfortunately, though you w…
Added on May 29, 2016

Yellow-headed Blackbirds in every direction

Yellow-headed Blackbirds in every direction
My thoughts continue to be with all the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta, who are being devastated by a massive wildfire at the moment. All 88,000 people were forced to flee the city, many leaving everything behind and many will be returning to nothing.…
Added on May  9, 2016

Caution - deep water

Caution - deep water
Yesterday, 25 April 2016, I was out for the day, SE of Calgary around Frank Lake. Finally, after so much glorious, summer-like spring weather, the weather changed for the worse and we had a cool (needed gloves), very overcast day with light drizzle some…
Added on April 25, 2016

Backward glance

Backward glance
Needed my archives for my photos this morning. Glad I chose a warm, sunny shot to post this morning, as it is another overcast, dreary morning. Also, I haven't been out with my camera for about five days, thanks to whiplash and pain all over my body tha…
Added on December  4, 2015

Yellow-headed Blackbird female

Yellow-headed Blackbird female
On 4 May 2015, we finally had a day without strong winds. I decided that it might be a good day to drive SE of the city again to see what I could find. The last few times I had been there, the wind had been so strong, making it almost impossible to take…
Added on June 19, 2015

Letting his presence be known

Letting his presence be known
This photo was taken on 5 May 2015, when I went for a drive SW of Calgary. I wasn't able to meet botany friends as the afternoon walk was at a location across the city where I won't drive. So, instead, I decided to go for a more local drive outside the…
Added on May 13, 2015

Red-winged Blackbird displaying

Red-winged Blackbird displaying
HAPPY SPRING, everyone! Here, today is heavily overcast and the forecast is for showers this afternoon and tomorrow, and a few snow flurries for Sunday. The temperature is 0C (windchill -3C). Ha, almost noon, and I've just noticed that it's snowing.

G…
Added on March 20, 2015

Thankfully, not Mosquitoes

Thankfully, not Mosquitoes
This Yellow-headed Blackbird was seen at Frank Lake, when I spent the day (24 May 2014) with my youngest daughter, driving SE of the city, checking a familiar spot or two in the morning. A pair of Great Horned Owlets were where we had hoped they would st…
Added on August  4, 2014

A good poser

A good poser
This photo was taken along one of the backroads SW of the city, on 7 June 2014. Such a "cooperative" guy for a few brief seconds, which I really appreciated. Usually, I find these Red-winged Blackbirds fly to the next fence post as soon as you pull up s…
Added on June 21, 2014