Foxy Faces

I have a few fox images for you this week because I know how much you love to see these cute fluffy faces! I have been more diligent about carrying a camera with me when I am out and it is paying off. I often bump into foxes when I am out and about and it has been helpful in …

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Bald Babies

This week I’m sharing a story about bald eagles that I spotted quite by accident while out kayaking a couple of weeks ago. I was out on the lake early and as I paddled out I spotted one eagle high up in a spruce tree. It was coincidence that I spotted them as one is quite low to the ground …

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Palm Warblers

This week I’m sharing a few images of a small warbler that spends its summer almost exclusively in Canada: the Palm Warbler. I’m always delighted when I find one (or one finds me) as they are curious and friendly and often stick around for a few photos before getting back to it. One way you can recognize them is their …

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A Lovely Selection of Birds

  It has been an interesting couple of weeks around here. The birds are busy raising babies amidst some crazy weather. Between the heat, wind, and rain which has been great for the mosquitoes, I’ve wondered how the young birds have been making out. If they’ve survived the weather, there is plenty of juicy bugs to eat!   I thought …

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Fox Kits in the Sunshine

It’s been a while since I posted about foxes. I mean it’s been at least two weeks! I’ve had a couple of encounters with the vulpes and their kits. So far there is no evidence of folks feeding them thank goodness.   There are a lot of kits in this den and I’m not sure if there are two families …

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An Arctic Hare in Summer

I am excited to share some photos this week of an animal I have been hoping to shoot for years: the arctic hare. I was caught off guard by this beauty while taking a walk with my son shortly after arriving in Ulukhaktok, NT. We were out exploring the icebergs and flowers along the arctic coast of Jack’s Bay, one …

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Horned Larks on the Tundra

I was away in Ulukhaktok last week and saw a number of new birds as well as some old friends. I am always surprised at the arctic’s biodiversity. Whoever described it as barrenland never looked very closely! The next few weeks will include some stories and photos about the birds and animals I spotted during my week-long visit.   This …

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Surf Scoters!

This week I am sharing some images of surf scoters, one of my favourite ducks. I love the males’ colourful beak and the way it contrasts with their dark bodies.   Surf scoters are diving ducks that eat mostly invertebrates. They spend their summers on both the east and west coasts and move inland to freshwater lakes to breed or …

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Fox at Home

This week I wanted to share some images of a fox that has been frequenting our neighbourhood. I’m pretty sure this is a male whose partner is currently raising a litter of pups in a nearby den. Unfortunately, one of the neighbours was hand-feeding this boy. I haven’t seen him around much of late so I hope that he has …

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Short-eared Owl Encounter

This week I have some photos from a very special encounter with a Short-eared owl. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a short-eared owl so when someone posted a sighting on our local birding page I was keen to get out and see if I could find it for myself.   I was fortunate to have my son with …

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