Everyone’s in a Thrush

Hello and welcome back. This week I wanted to share some images I took in late summer of a bird that I’d never seen until this point – a lifer! I’d been studying the song of the Grey-cheeked thrush thanks to my friend and birding mentor Reid. He has been incredibly helpful in teaching me what to look for and …

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Encounter with a Wild Wolverine

Welcome! This week I have more images of that gorgeous wolverine I spotted last weekend. I have had some incredible moments with wildlife but this one was definitely a highlight! I think mostly because I was not expecting to see a wolverine when I went out looking for ptarmigan. And also because I was ridiculously close to this beautiful creature …

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Gulls Around Town

I’ve been trying to get more focused on creating a project with my wildlife photography. I’m really happy that I think I have finally found a focus and something to keep in the back of my mind while I am out shooting. It’s nice to get out and take photos of wildlife but as an artist I am always trying …

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The Least Biggest Sandpiper

Welcome back to the Sunday Edition for the last post of October. This week I have some images of the smallest sandpiper in the world, the least sandpiper. Because it is the smallest it is one of the easier shorebirds to identify! They have yellow legs and a black bill with a brown back that has rusty tint in the …

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Roadside Spruce Grouse

On a summer trip to Fort Providence I spotted a small group of spruce grouse foraging along in the ditch beside the road into town.I was surprised at how close I was able to get to these bird before they flew off into the trees. A few interesting facts I learned about the Spruce grouse from All about Birds is …

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Red-breasted Mergansers

This week I have some images of red-breasted merganser chicks I spotted while out kayaking earlier this year. I happened upon the group resting on a rock as I was heading back toward shore.  Mum was alert as I paddled by squeezing off a few images as I floated past. A couple of weeks later, I spotted a group of …

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The Rose Hip Highway Buffet

On the drive back from Ft. Providence at the end of August I was thrilled to spot this sweet little bear eating the rose hips from the shrubs alongside the highway. When large vehicles sped past she would charge up the rocks into the bush away from the road; the sound and speed clearly disturbing. I was concerned by the …

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Red-Winged Blackbirds

Welcome! This week I have some images of red-winged blackbirds for you. Now you might be thinking, “ugh, how boring” those birds are everywhere! It’s true, they are prevalent in almost every corner of North America,  but it you stick with me for a moment you might find some facts about these birds fascinating. Red-winged blackbirds are one of the …

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As the World Terns

If you have been following this page for a while then you know I am quite fond of terns. They are incredible birds designed to fly and spend the majority of their lives in the air. And its a good thing too as Common terns have one of the longest migrations of any bird nearly circumnavigating the globe every year! …

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Mud-Slinging Cliff Swallows

I took a trip to Fort Providence at the end of June to go birding and do some fishing with my son. Fort Providence is approximately four hours from Yellowknife by car and is a Yellowknifer’s closest access to the Mackenzie River. During the spring and fall migration, Big River hosts thousands of birds from gulls, and ducks, to swans, …

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