A Fall Evening at Fort Whyte Alive

I thought it would be interesting to take morning photos at Fort Whyte Alive on the same day that I had booked to visit in the evening for the Sunset Goose Flights. I have never been to Fort Whyte Alive in the evening before. They normally close at 6:00 pm. I arrived just before 6:30… Continue reading A Fall Evening at Fort Whyte Alive

A Fall Morning at Fort Whyte Alive

As I mentioned in my last post, I was at Fort Whyte Alive in the morning the other day and took several more photos than what I showed. Here they are! It was a cloudy morning, but the critters and the fall colours didn’t fail me. I was already booked to return in the evening… Continue reading A Fall Morning at Fort Whyte Alive

Pelicans at Lockport

Pelicans are so much fun to watch. Sometimes they are a bit of a challenge to photograph, but I just keep snapping and usually end up with some fairly good photos. One thing I noticed today is the way they fish together. Each bird in the group dives at the same time and comes back… Continue reading Pelicans at Lockport

Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 2

Even though it was cloudy this morning, I headed to Grayling Lake to see about a sunrise photo. Today is a bonus already even with the clouds because the forecast said rain all day and it isn’t raining, It also wasn’t going to show me a sunrise – but even without the sun, the early… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 2

Day 16 – Going Home

The plan for today was to get a sunrise picture from the same place I took the sunset picture yesterday (only facing the other way).  🙂  So – I was up and headed over there on this brisk morning. The sunrise was a dud.  The sun came up without any colours at all – and… Continue reading Day 16 – Going Home

I Went Birding

Birds are fascinating.  I look at them and try to take pictures of them all the time – but ask me what I saw, I am am often not quite sure.  I usually know what type of bird it was, but trying to narrow down to the particular bird is very hard to do. I… Continue reading I Went Birding

Beautiful Morning

It was a beautiful morning yesterday and I had absolutely nothing written in my calendar.  So, I headed over to Fort Whyte Alive to go for a walk. I walked for about 2 hours, putting about 8,000 steps on my FitBit along with 6 flights of stairs (some stairs and some hills).  I took some… Continue reading Beautiful Morning

Bunch of Stuff

The wild birds are starting to head south or at least flock together before heading south.  I am seeing flocks of geese everywhere.  I have also recently seen several Cormorants, a couple of Bald Eagles, a Kingfisher and unfortunately Robin sightings are slim now.  The Kingfisher in the city was a first for me.  No… Continue reading Bunch of Stuff

Cormorant

Like it or not – summer is over and autumn has begun.  The geese are starting to flock up in preparation for heading south for the winter and it looks like the Cormorants have started moving also.  At least one Cormorant has anyway, since I saw him on the Red River when Chester and I… Continue reading Cormorant

Pelican Day 2013

I took the drive up north to Lockport for Pelican pictures and this year I was not disappointed.  Last year they had already left by the time I went there.  I didn’t get much of them flying and landing like I had a few years ago, but I’m happy with many of the pictures.  🙂… Continue reading Pelican Day 2013