Anne Elliott's photos with the 9 September 2016

Female Kestrel

Female Kestrel
For some reason, I find these two species difficult to identify sometimes, and I can't for the life of me remember which species was indoors as I was leaving the Centre. A female, though, right?

"Merlins have a white stripe above the eyes which kestrels…
Added on March  8, 2017

Turkey Vulture talons

Turkey Vulture talons
This particular bird resides at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, southern Alberta, a wonderful place that rehabilitates and releases (whenever possible) various birds of prey - hawks, falcons, owls, Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures, and Golden Ea…
Added on March  8, 2017

Snowy Owl in rehab

Snowy Owl in rehab
This morning, 10 January 2017 (already!), the temperature is -19C (windchill -26C), an improvement on our recent deep-freeze weather. Three more days, and the forecast is for a few days above freezing, +2 to +4, which will be amazing if it actually happe…
Added on January 10, 2017

An old, red beauty

An old, red beauty
This morning, 10 January 2017 (already!), the temperature is -19C (windchill -26C), an improvement on our recent deep-freeze weather. Three more days, and the forecast is for a few days above freezing, +2 to +4, which will be amazing if it actually happe…
Added on January 10, 2017

Turkey Vulture preening

Turkey Vulture preening
Yet another deep-freeze day, with a temperature of -22C (windchill -33C) at noon. Another few bitterly cold days, and things are supposed to warm up, thank goodness. My intention is to stay home in the warm - again.

This particular bird resides at the…
Added on January  9, 2017

Barn Owl

Barn Owl
Our deep-freeze finally came to an end two days ago, on 18 December 2016! The temperature very early this morning is -1C, with a windchill of -7C. It's supposed to soar to +2C this afternoon.

This particular bird resides at the Alberta Birds of Prey…
Added on December 20, 2016

That majestic look

That majestic look
Our deep-freeze has finally come to an end today, 18 December 2016! The temperature is only -1C (at noon), with a windchill of -10C.

This particular bird resides at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, southern Alberta, a wonderful place that…
Added on December 18, 2016

Harris's Hawk

Harris's Hawk
This particular bird resides at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, southern Alberta, a wonderful place that rehabilitates and releases (whenever possible) various birds of prey - hawks, owls, Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures, and Golden Eagles. So…
Added on December 13, 2016

With a twinkle in its eye

With a twinkle in its eye
Macy's 2016 Christmas commercial - nicely done.

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Our temperature has soared to -20C (windchill -25C) by noon today, Saturday, 10 December 2016! Unfortunately, that has meant that snow has arrived once again. Windchill tonight is fo…
Added on December 10, 2016

Backside beauty

Backside beauty
It feels good to see a bright Sunflower on such a cold, snowy day as today, 10 December 2016. Several of these tall flowers were growing at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre three months ago.

It had been a few years since my last visit to the Alberta Bir…
Added on December 10, 2016