Author Archives: Tim Hopwood

Grey Ghost of the North: more Great Grey Owls in pictures

Well, I was lucky to get another morning or two watching some Albertan Great Grey Owls in action, so I thought I’d share some of the resulting images. My focus was on in-flight images and I managed to capture some … Continue reading

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‘On the Prowl’…a Great Grey Owl hunt in pictures

Being able to observe a Great Grey Owl hunting for voles in the foothills west of Calgary has to be one of the great joys one can experience as a birder in southern Alberta. Moreover, no matter how many times … Continue reading

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Finches, Owls and Ptarmigans – birding Alberta in Winter

Winter 2015/16 has proven to a bumper ‘winter finch’ season, at least here in the Calgary area, where the redpolls, grosbeaks, siskins, crossbills, etc showing up in good numbers. I just love the colours of all these finches, so made … Continue reading

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Birding Calgary and area in late Fall

Visiting family and friends in Australia for the first time in 3 years is my excuse for not delivering my monthly post in November, but I’ll do my best to make up for that this month! So to catch up… … Continue reading

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Autumnal Albertan Avian Action

How’s that for a post title? 🙂 As readers of my blog posts will know, I particularly enjoy the fall season for all the gorgeous colors that it brings. Combine that with some of the most spectacular plumage to be … Continue reading

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Warblers, shorebirds and fall-outs – late Summer birding in Southern Alberta

Winterizing my trailer already? Where did the summer go? Just when things seemed to be warming up, it starts to cool down again…typical Alberta. I can’t complain though, the summers may be relatively short here (at least compared to Australia … Continue reading

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Birding and Camping…it must be summer!

I love birding and I love camping (both of which I consider a form of ‘candy for the soul’), so when the two combine in summer I’m in a particularly happy place! My first family camping trip this year was … Continue reading

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Birding the west, east and south of Canada…and even a little further!

The past month I’ve been hitting the birding pretty hard trying to capture as much of the spring action as I can. A highlight of the month for my first ever trip to the famous spring migrant trap – Ontario’s … Continue reading

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Birding around Calgary – May 2015

Well, things continue to hot up around Calgary as more and more returning birds make their way north. This time of year I like to go visiting ponds and sloughs all over Calgary and its outskirts as I never know … Continue reading

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More spring birding around Calgary

Well spring migration is really kicking into gear since my last post, and it’s been great to see swags of species coming back to southern Alberta each week. Many waterfowl species are in making their way through, from the American … Continue reading

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