Monthly Archives: November 2013

Burrowing Owl – Salton Sea

I have been doing more birding this trip and less photography but this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. While not a life bird for me, I can never get enough of Owls….this is my 10th Owl Species of … Continue reading

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Blue-footed Booby – Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge

I woke up this morning with a problem, 2 birds to try for. Which one do I go for? I decided to try for the Nutting’s Flycatcher and drove the 22 miles in the dark, the last 2 miles on … Continue reading

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Rufous-backed Robin – Cameron, AZ

This morning I had no intention of chasing this bird but at the last minute I turned right instead of left and drove to Cameron, Arizona. From Phoenix its a little over 3 hours drive to the Cameron Trading Post, … Continue reading

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Last Blitz for My Big Year…

I’ve been procrastinating for a few weeks now, as to whether I should go to Texas, Arizona and California. News of Red-throated Pipits, Red-footed Booby’s, Amazon Kingfishers and numerous other life birds just kept eating away at me.  Today I … Continue reading

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Easy Meal

While on a trip to Amherst Island I captured a series of images showing a Snowy Owl, parasitizing a Northern harrier for its meal. The enlarged images below clearly show the mouse in the harriers grasp and spans about 3 … Continue reading

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Gambell, Alaska

The minute I hit the ground in Gambell, I knew it was going to be an awesome birding experience. My adrenalin was flowing, finally we were in Gambell and the coast of Siberia had been visible on the way in. … Continue reading

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King Eider – # 236 Ottawa

This morning I got a call from a good friend that 4 King Eiders were being seen at Andrew Hayden Park.  As these are birds I’d never seen in Ottawa, off I went.  The last sighting was in 1993 good … Continue reading

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