Monday, May 31, 2010

American Kestrel - photography workshop May 30, 2010

This is one of Shauna birds. Thanks.

I was fortunate to be able to attend a photography workshop at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy - www.canadianraptorconservancy.com. James and his wife Shauna were amazing hosts to this event and Carol and I did more ohhhhhhhhh and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhing. I have tons of shots to come from Great horned owl, barn owl, baby barn owl, speckled owl, flight shots of kestrels, red tailed hawks, harris hawks and eagles. It will take me weeks to go through them all. Here is a sampling of the American Kestrel. Enjoy




Video of a baby great horned owl 2 months old

videoAt the same course we were able to see this beautiful great horned owl baby. Lots of photos to come - over a 1000 to edit.

Barn Owl, baby 30 days old

I was at a photography course at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy and James brought out this little barn owl. Lots more photos to come over the week.
video

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bendale Mural May 27, 2010


Over the past 8 weeks I have been thrilled to work with Rob Matejka, professional artist, Christian Carrizo, mentor, and 12 youth from Bendale. Tonight was the unvieling of the mural and everyone was so excited. The theme is Bendale past and present.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Coyote, Swallows, Red-Necked Grebes and More May 24, 2010

Tree Swallow

Today Peter and I went for a drive to Col Sam Smith hoping to see (but no luck) whimbrels. To start our day I met Peter at the Cemetery and we saw a skinny female coyote who had kits somewhere nearby. We proceeded to Sam Smith and saw Red-Necked Grebe pair, flycatchers, swallows, and a nice snapping turtle. Next stop was Humber Bay and we saw cormorants, jumping fish and lots of yellow warblers. Traffic was already bad by then so we went home. Saw a few more birds on the way.Great day thanks Peter
Red-Necked Grebe


Pewee

Killdeer

Red Screech

Snapping Turtle

Yellow Bellied Flycatcher (not sure if this is correct)

Barn Swallow

Ceder Waxwing

Cormorants

Female Nursing Coyote



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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fox - Female on the fence May 22 2010

The fox was very nervous today - calling out to the kits below and jumping over the fence and running around the park. Went to a web site and the call appears to be a territorial call.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Female Fox on the Bluffs May 21, 2010



The female was busy hunting for the little foxes and a couple of nice shots of her on the bluffs. Luckily Trudy spotted her there. Thanks.



Nursing

Foxes in Play May 19 2010


2 of the 5 kits were having a wonderful time playing out in the sun.




Golden Winged Warbler, Cardinal and more May 20 2010

A mix of photos

Golden Winged Warbler - Lifer

Red Screech Owl

Beautiful singing Cardinal

Baby Red Squirrels

Swans Dancing May 17 2010


If you have never watched swan dancing and mating on the water go to the park. It is so funny and look at the expressions on their face.