Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hole-in-One – Canadian Golf Course – June 17th, 2014

I stepped up to the 16th hole after a fairly pathetic back nine. Took out my 7 wood, and let it go. Hit about 4 feet left of the pin and all four of us, Chris, Gord, Ian and I … Continue reading

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Mount Floya – 2014 – A Great Day for A Climb

Our friend in Tromso put me in touch with one of her colleagues Stein Ø. Nilsen (check out his great portfolio of birds @ ). I emailed him that Dotterel was a bird high on my list and he … Continue reading

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Prestvannet – 2014 – Ducks, Loons and Terns

In the highest point in the central part of Tromso, there is a park with a large lake called Prestvannet. It was built up as a reservoir in 1867, and continued in that function until 1921. Since then it has … Continue reading

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Foroya Island, Norway – 2014 – White-tailed Eagle

We visited with one of my wife Sue’s old university friends from when she was in France, Gunne, in Tromso, Norway. On the weekend most people head to their cottages, Gunne suggested we visit her friend’s Pol and Sissel’s cottage … Continue reading

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Tromso, Norway – 2014 – Ruff

I’ve searched for these birds in many European countries without success but finally my luck changed. The Ruff, the Elton John of the bird world. During breeding season the male Ruff has a bare colorful face patch, head tufts and … Continue reading

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Ottawa Bird #243 – Clay-Colored Sparrow

Two good things happened today, I was out testing my newly acquired Tamron 150-600 mm zoom lens with lens stability built in. I am always a bit skeptical about new low cost lenses that make promises usually the equipment never … Continue reading

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Hatteras, NC and Back

I never really need to be prodded to go birding. Some people even go so far as to say I am obsessed, so when I went to North Carolina for 3 days of pelagics I decided to try for a … Continue reading

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