The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

While on an excursion searching for and mapping out abandoned buildings in Central Alberta, I spotted a large bird perched in a tree off in the distance. I swapped out camera lenses – opting for my 600mm zoom – perfect for my interest in bird photography. I haven’t seen too…

bickering crows at jasper national park

Shooting Animals – My Top Ten in 2015

I’m not sure about you, but I like shooting animals – and yes, just for the fun of it. Bears, deer, elk, bison are my common targets, sometimes I’ll find a beaver or muskrat. Birds are a huge problem so far, as they are fast-moving and the unpredictable nature makes…

Yellow Headed Blackbird

The Yellow-Headed Blackbird

The Yellow-headed Blackbird demands your attention – from the beautiful coloring to the screeching call they make that sounds like a rusty gate being opened – this bird is impressive. Watch for them nesting in the same areas as wrens and red-winged blackbirds. But you’ll likely hear this bird before…

The Western Kingbird

Photo taken May 9, 2015 in central Alberta. Identified as a Western Kingbird. From the AllAboutBirds.org web site: An eye-catching bird with ashy gray and lemon-yellow plumage, the Western Kingbird is a familiar summertime sight in open habitats across western North America. This large flycatcher sallies out to capture flying…

Swainsons Hawk

It might be time to already upgrade to a higher powered zoom lens for the camera… I couldn’t get close enough to this pair of Swainsons Hawks before they squawked and flew off. From the AllAboutBirds.org web site: A classic species of the open country of the Great Plains and…