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Augusta National Golf Course – The Masters – Bucket List 🗸

I’ve been a golf fan for over 45 years and when the opportunity came up in 2018 for me to attend a practice round at Augusta National, I was in golf heaven.  My doctor had other plans, I had to … Continue reading

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Cape Hatteras: Manx – A – Lot

I contacted Brian Patterson and Kate Sutherland of Seabirding to see the which of their winter trips had openings and settled on the February 2nd trip. It was a long drive from Ottawa but it was the best way for … Continue reading

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Hook-billed Kite – Before the Wall Goes Up

I can’t really remember how many times I’ve searched for a Hook-billed Kite in Texas.  The first time was when I went to Texas in 2004,t to Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park thinking it would be a quick climb up the … Continue reading

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Searcher 2018 – San Diego

When I booked this trip in 2016, I thought it was crazy booking something 2 years head and the day would never come, that I’d leave on this trip but it did finally. Chris Feeney, Herb Fechter and I all, … Continue reading

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Ottawa Bird #249 – American Avocet

It always works this way with birds, they always show up when I’m at work. Sunday night was no exception, I had supper and drove into work only to open my email and see that an American Avocet was being … Continue reading

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The Perils of Bill…. “Watch Your Step”

What do you get when you try to walk across soft snow carrying a large lens and camera….up to your armpits in snow that’s what. As a good friend I decided to take a photograph instead of helping…. Seriously I … Continue reading

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A Perfect 10 out of 10 – Blue-footed Booby

I arrived at Bill Williams NWR, at the south end of Lake Havasu on November 25th with only 3 hours of daylight left hoping that the Blue-footed Booby might make an appearance but as the sun fell over the mountains … Continue reading

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