Anne Elliott's photos with the ornithology

Common Raven at Bow Lake

Common Raven at Bow Lake
On 23 June 2018, I had the wonderful chance to return to two of my favourite places in the mountains - Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. This was thanks to the annual Bus Trip for Nature Calgary, with each year being to a different location in Alberta. These two…
Added on July 18, 2018

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

Purple Martin male

Purple Martin male
The angle at which I caught this handsome male Purple Martin makes the bird look shorter than it actually is. The orange gourd on which it is standing is a nest box.

Just over a year ago, on 4 June 2016, I had the chance to visit somewhere that I had lo…
Added on July 11, 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

Purple Martin in its gourd nest box

Purple Martin in its gourd nest box
Tomorrow morning, I have yet another very early morning (alarm to be set for 4:45 am). In order to avoid a rush, I thought I would post tomorrow's photos this evening.

Just over two years ago, on 4 June 2016, I had the chance to visit somewhere that I…
Added on July  9, 2018

Purple Martin, Ellis Bird Farm, Alberta

Purple Martin, Ellis Bird Farm, Alberta
Just over two years ago, on 4 June 2016, I had the chance to visit somewhere that I had longed to go to for years - the Ellis Bird Farm. This was thanks to the annual Nature Calgary Bus Trip, which goes to a different location each year. Then, yesterday…
Added on July  8, 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

American Wigeon

American Wigeon
Two days ago, on 19 June 2018, there were two walks I wanted to go on - an afternoon botany walk at Griffith Woods, especially as I have missed most of the walks this session; and a birding walk in the evening at Lafarge Meadows in Fish Creek Park. Usual…
Added on June 21, 2018