Bird Sitting

Meet my two new buddies – Eva and Thomas, the Cockatiels. Guess I can’t really say they are my buddies yet, but this is only day 2 with them and we are getting there. Eva is pretty trusting and she will get on my hand and then head for my shoulder. Thomas did get on… Continue reading Bird Sitting

It is Officially COLD here

Five years ago when I wrote the stories about driving to Texas to get away from the cold temperatures here, it wasn’t even as cold as it is now. I thought the -23C with a windchill of -30C was cold though. This year at about the same time, we have been getting several extreme cold… Continue reading It is Officially COLD here

A Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

Right after Christmas, I purchased a new coat during the boxing day sales.  It is much warmer than anything I have had before and would come in handy while volunteering at the zoo and walking at Fort Whyte Alive.  The weather was warmer than usual during this time, so I didn’t wear it until today… Continue reading A Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

Beautiful Winter day at Oak Hammock Marsh

Friday was a bright & sunny morning with temperatures around the 0C mark.  I couldn’t let a day like this go by without getting out and taking some pictures and since I haven’t been to Oak Hammock Marsh for awhile, that is where I headed. I got there just before noon and decided to have… Continue reading Beautiful Winter day at Oak Hammock Marsh

Back at the Zoo

I spend quite a bit of time at the Assiniboine Park Zoo – both as a volunteer and sometimes just as a member on my own time. A couple of days ago, I had to be there for a meeting in the afternoon, so I decided to go a bit earlier with my camera. Inside Assiniboine… Continue reading Back at the Zoo

Windchill at Fort Whyte Alive

It looked like a beautiful morning today and the temperature was starting at -4C this morning and rising to -1C during the day.  Unfortunately the forecast didn’t mention the wind and therefore the windchill.  It wasn’t just that I just missed it, since I talked to others who said the same thing.  I didn’t realize… Continue reading Windchill at Fort Whyte Alive

Photo Shoot with St. Peanut

I haven’t featured St. Peanut here in ages, since I don’t feed the birds in the summer when natural food is abundant. My little feeder has been out for a couple of weeks now and I’ve got several Chickadees visiting so I sat at the window for just a few minutes and ended up with… Continue reading Photo Shoot with St. Peanut