"BLUE LAGOON" - Beaver (North American)

May 23, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
"BLUE LAGOON" Beaver (North American) - 5 Photos Two beavers eventually swam out from the lodge, late in the evening. From their size & activities, I think they may have been the two younger members of the family of six seen last year. At this point, I don't know if there are any new kits born over the course of this past Winter. They ventur...
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May 23, 2024  •  1 Comment
"IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY MONTH!!" Coyote - 7 Photos It's your birthday month, young Coyote! Or perhaps it's your belated birthday month, depending on whether you were born in April or May of last year. And you are officially one year old. Congratulations!:) I haven't seen this coyote for some months now. Hunting patterns change depending upon the se...
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May 20, 2024  •  1 Comment
"THEY REALLY HAVE LANDED" Sora - 9 Photos It's almost hard to believe that this small bird can migrate from southern regions of the United States & Mexico, etc. to its breeding grounds much farther north, including Alberta, Canada & beyond. In fact, I've rarely seen it fly and even catching a glimpse is a treasured experience as the Sora leans tow...
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May 17, 2024  •  1 Comment
"PORCUPINE WALK ABOUT" Porcupine (North American) - 6 Photos While foraging, porcupines can cover a great deal of ground in their territories at quite a good pace. And, of course, because of their wonderful camouflage they blend into the meadow grasses & shrubbery while travelling. Should the need arise, there is usually at least one or two fall...
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"DRESSED TO QUILL" - Porcupine (North American)

May 15, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
"DRESSED TO QUILL" Porcupine (North American) - 7 Photos It was a bright Spring morning and the porcupine, depicted in the photos that follow, was originally catching some rays while napping in a tree. And then shortly before noon, he quickly made his descent to the ground and found a secure but slightly exposed log den where he slept for the r...
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"SO WHY ARE WE HERE??" - American White Pelican

May 08, 2024  •  1 Comment
"SO WHY ARE WE HERE??" American White Pelican - 9 Photos So it's May in Calgary, Alberta, CA. It's been cold & snowy. Now that's changed to extremely windy & rainy, with temperatures still below seasonal. The photos below are a group or pod of American White Pelicans, probably only recently arrived from places well south of the Canadian border.
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May 06, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
"IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING" Porcupine (North American) - 6 Photos To paraphrase that children's nursery rhyme: "It's raining, it's pouring, the porcupine is motoring". Having spent a few hours watching & photographing a porcupine napping and munching on fresh tree buds, with some scratching, the weather had begun to turn from a mixture of sun...
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April 30, 2024  •  1 Comment
"COLOURFUL PAIRING" Wood Ducks (Male & Female) - 9 Photos This pairing of Wood Ducks repeatedly flew out and in of a small creek, presumably taking a respite from house or rather nest cavity hunting. Perhaps because they were a pair & could keep an eye on each other and predators while grooming and eating, they were relatively relaxed. Altho...
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"BEST TWO OUT OF THREE" - Yellow-Headed Blackbird

April 29, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
"BEST TWO OUT OF THREE" Yellow-Headed Blackbird - 6 Photos So I have this unscientific theory that fits most bird species. As with most "rules", there are, of course, exceptions. When Nature was giving out her gifts to the birds, the birds were given the choice of two out of the following three choices: 1. Flight/Swimming Ability 2. Beauty 3...
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