Anne Elliott's photos with the adult

Tiny spider with a death wish

Tiny spider with a death wish
Yesterday afternoon, 13 July 2018, I watched as a tiny spider crawled up the breast of this motionless male Mountain Bluebird - and suddenly, goodbye spider!

How wonderful it feels to have a cooler morning! A short while ago, it was just 11C, now 15C ju…
Added on July 14, 2018

American Goldfinch male

American Goldfinch male
Oops, not the best composition! It seemed a shame to delete a photo of such a gorgeous bird. It was seen near the Purple Martin condominiums.

Just over a year ago, on 4 June 2016, I had the chance to visit somewhere that I had longed to go to for years…
Added on July 11, 2018

Cedar Waxwing / Bombycilla cedrorum

Cedar Waxwing / Bombycilla cedrorum
Early this evening, I have just posted 10 more photos. Some are simply shots of a few things that I liked. If I don't add extra photos on some days, I will never catch up on the last few trips and, especially, I will never get back to posting photos fro…
Added on July 11, 2018

Colobus monkey - such a poser

Colobus monkey - such a poser
Independence Day, 4th July! Thinking of our neighbours to the south and Americans around the world on this special day. A special thought to all those who serve to protect the American people.

"Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July o…
Added on July  4, 2018

Swainson's Hawk take-off

Swainson's Hawk take-off
I am falling behind with editing and posting photos from several outings, not to mention still having almost two weeks' worth of photos to go through from our trip to Ontario and Quebec. Tonight, I decided to post a few shots from our annual Bluebird rou…
Added on June 30, 2018

Clark's Nutcracker / Nucifraga columbiana

Clark's Nutcracker / Nucifraga columbiana
This was a lucky sighting, when a friend and I decided to go and get coffee at the Gift Shop at Bow Lake. We had already seen the bird a couple of times, but it was perched high up on top of a tree. This time, we had a much better view. Great coffee, t…
Added on June 25, 2018

Cinnamon Black Bear, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Cinnamon Black Bear, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Waterton Lakes National Park is where three friends (Anne B, Janet and Shirley) and I went the last two days, 11 and 12 June 2018. Part of Monday was spent travelling south to Waterton Lakes National Park, stopping at several places en route, including L…
Added on June 13, 2018

Black Tern

Black Tern
A friend had invited me to go with her four days ago, on 7 June 2018, to have lunch at the Delta Hotel in Kananaskis Village, and it felt good to breathe the mountain air. Of course, when I do go on a rare trip to the mountains, I go in search of birds,…
Added on June 11, 2018

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird
What a SAD, SAD day it was yesterday, 8 June 2018! If you are familiar with Anthony Bourdain, chef, traveller, explorer, story-teller, a man who got on well with anyone, anywhere, no matter who they were, or where they come from, this was a very sad day,…
Added on June  9, 2018

Bluebird bling

Bluebird bling
What a SAD, SAD day! If you are familiar with Anthony Bourdain, chef, traveller, explorer, a man who got on well with anyone, anywhere, no matter who they were, or where they come from, this is a very sad day, hearing of his death, from suicide. I have…
Added on June  8, 2018