Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 2, part 2

After relaxing in my room and on the deck, I headed back to the park and headed straight to the Bison enclosure.  I could see the Bison as I entered the gate, but suddenly slammed on my brakes to avoid hitting a Garter Snake right in front of me.  It is so easy to miss… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 2, part 2

Beautiful Day for a Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

After a wet and chilly morning, the sun came out and I decided to head to Fort Whyte Alive for a walk.  We are moving into autumn weather and the nights are getting cooler, so problems with insects are all but gone and the walk was pleasant. If you were to guess that there were… Continue reading Beautiful Day for a Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

A Walk in between Rain Showers

Showers were in the forecast for all day yesterday and we had a big storm the night before, so I decided to stay in my own area to walk around.  Of course, I brought my camera and hoped that the rain would hold off until after I returned home. My first sighting was a man… Continue reading A Walk in between Rain Showers

Toby Time

Last week, I spent a couple of days with my big buddy Toby, while his family was out of town.  This guy keeps me moving!  🙂 I took a few pictures to share with everyone.  Too many pictures to show full sized, but you can click on one and scroll through the larger sizes.  He… Continue reading Toby Time

Red-wing Blackbirds at Fort Whyte Alive

A few Red-wing Blackbirds were co-operative enough to pose for me while I wandered around at Fort Whyte Alive the other day. I could have just sat somewhere and let more birds come to me, but 1/2 my reason for being there was to walk – so I kept walking.

Ducks at Fort Whyte Alive

Yesterday, I showed you the Pelicans at Fort Whyte Alive and today it is time for some ducks. It was a beautiful morning for a stroll and most of the critters were fairly co-operative.  More to come tomorrow.

House Finches – from Eggs to Flight

A close friend of mine has been documenting on FaceBook about a pair of House Finches who built a nest in one of her hanging plants.  My friend Hazel lives in the Minneapolis area and she has agreed to let me share her photos with everyone. In my years of breeding pet birds, I have… Continue reading House Finches – from Eggs to Flight