"NINJA WARRIOR VS SUMO WRESTLER" - Squirrels (Red & Eastern Gray)

January 05, 2023  •  1 Comment
"NINJA WARRIOR VS SUMO WRESTLER" Squirrels (Red & Eastern Gray) - 9 Photos In one afternoon, I encountered both the Red Squirrel & the Eastern Gray Squirrel. No matter what their status, both were extremely photogenic and so so cute. The Red Squirrel is, of course, native to Alberta & unfortunately, because of the introduction of the Eastern Gr...
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"WHAT LOVE IS" - Bald Eagle (Adults)

January 04, 2023  •  1 Comment
"WHAT LOVE IS" Bald Eagles (Adults) - 9 Photos The photos below are of a pair of Bald Eagles who are permanent residents of Calgary, AB. They have a nest on an island in the middle of the Bow River and frequent the river's shores regularly. The male of the pair appeared in the January 2nd, 2023 blog, "When An Eagle & A Magpie Play Chicken" and...
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"WHEN AN EAGLE & A MAGPIE PLAY CHICKEN" - Bald Eagle & Magpie

January 02, 2023  •  1 Comment
"WHEN AN EAGLE & A MAGPIE PLAY CHICKEN" Bald Eagle & Magpie - 10 Photos The Bald Eagle a large & truly magnificent bird of prey. Its vision is 4 to 5 times that of a human and with 4 talons on each foot, it is a formidable hunter and sometimes scavenger (Photo #1 through Photo #4). And then there is the Black-billed Magpie. A large flashy relat...
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"SITTING PRETTY" - Great Horned Owl

December 28, 2022  •  1 Comment
"SITTING PRETTY" Great Horned Owl - 9 Photos Firstly and most importantly, the Great Horned Owl depicted in the photos below is NOT injured. I had been given a tip from a fellow photographer that he had seen a Great Horned Owl sitting in the snow on a frozen creek. Now it was at least a 20 minute walk to the site, even longer going the scenic r...
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"IF I LOOKED THIS GOOD" - Swan (Tundra)

December 28, 2022  •  1 Comment
"IF I LOOKED THIS GOOD" Swan (Tundra) - 7 Photos If I looked this good and was this athletic, I would be doing more self admiration too (Photo #3). Although the Trumpeter Swan is much larger, whiter & has that special presence, the Tundra Swan has its unique qualities as well, such as its yellow spot just in front of its eyes. And, of course, i...
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