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Memories of Summer in Southern Alberta

Back in early August, I was invited by Gus Yaki to go on a little excursion around south-eastern Alberta. Our ultimate goal was to join a Nature Calgary trip to the area around Manyberries in search of Alberta’s only lizard … Continue reading

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Embracing the Unexpected

The Toronto area offers surprisingly rewarding birding opportunities. Last week, we ventured out in search of shore birds and visited the usually enormously productive marshes in Whitby and Oshawa (45 minutes east of Toronto in ideal, traffic-less conditions). Sadly, when … Continue reading

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Prairie Birding

While late July is typically known as a slower time for birding, the prairies always hold something of interest; whether it be southbound shorebirds heralding the end of summer or frantic parents raising young birds. Here are some of my … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: Mr. Swivel Neck

If you’re new to this blog and wondering why I posted a bird-less picture, read my Bird (?) Watching post from earlier this year!

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Marsh Diaries Part 15

I’ve never been overly fond of yellow. After spending an inordinate amount of time looking through pictures trying to identify little yellow birds, I am even less fond of it now. The last time we were at the lake, the trees … Continue reading

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Marsh Diaries Part 14

I’m pretty sure I broke a new personal record for the number of pictures taken last weekend. After record high temperatures, a cool front pushed the smoke from forest fires in British Columbia across the Rocky Mountains. A haze covered … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: Who’s Watching Who?

Spending a lot of time at a southern Alberta lake this summer, I’ve been watching white pelicans and various gull species on a regular basis. Noticing some activity in the water near the boat launch one afternoon, I wandered over to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: Prairie Birding

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Marsh Diaries Part 13

This was the first lake weekend that we had rain. Sometime during Saturday night, a nice gentle rain started and clearly luled me into a great sleep, as I awoke the next morning at 11:00 am. Mind you, I had … Continue reading

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Marsh Diaries Part 12

Summer has truly arrived on the prairies. Things are slowing down, the temperatures are going up, and the frenetic bird activity of the last few weeks is gone. For the next few weeks, Marsh Diaries posts will be a sporadic … Continue reading

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