Downy Woodpecker

Frenetic movement just outside my window alerted me that I had company. Parked along the river, I was searching for the young eagle, and equally as delighted to find a Downy Woodpecker in close proximity. Too busy with his task to notice me, he kept up his antics and I took advantage of the situation. […]

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Flight Day

While fishing with our granddaughter down by the falls, we are joined by an osprey, also looking for a catch. None of us has any luck, and the osprey moves on. We decide to follow him back to the nest. Mom and babies are in residence when we arrive, and after a bit of observation […]

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New Baseball Fans

Baseball is big in our town. Home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, we have several diamonds, attracting ball fans from far and wide. This year, we have a family of new fans with a view of their own. When we first spotted the nest, there appeared to be one young osprey peeking over the […]

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Sparrow Study

As common as these little birds are, did you know there are about thirty-five different sparrow species in North America? Personally, I love sparrows: their happy chirps, and perky presence always makes me smile. The featured bird and this younger version above nest in a creeping vine on a nearby carwash. Although, I am in […]

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West Perth Wetlands

Spring is such a rich season for photography. Wildlife flirts, blossoms sing, and the air alternates between moist and sunny. As serene as this scene appears, birds are singing, bees are buzzing in prolific numbers, and the mosquitoes are having a feast. Still, I linger, hunting for the source of that one song that thrills […]

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Morning Dose of Greens

The early morning sun rouses me from sleep. It’s just after six. I contemplate turning over and then remember that rain is called for later. I get up. Still practising intermittent fasting, I won’t eat anything till 9:00, so I decide to slip on my clothes and drive through the neighbourhood, ending up by the […]

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Oh Baby!

What a fun season to be photographing! Babies everywhere. These are more of the ducklings I featured last week. The one on the right thought he’d try walking in the shallow water. Duck feet, he discovered, are awkward on land. Not sure if this dip was intentional – looked more like a face plant – […]

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