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

A Couple of Hours at Fort Whyte Alive – part 2

Trips to Fort Whyte Alive are always nice.  It is on the outskirts of Winnipeg, but you feel immersed right in nature.  There are lakes, ponds or puddles, pastures, bush, a treehouse, bird feeding stations and a lot of birds and other critters.  It is a great place to just get away without actually leaving… Continue reading A Couple of Hours at Fort Whyte Alive – part 2

Return to Narcisse

I waited for a week after my first visit to Narcisse and since we have had several quite warm days in a row, I decided to head back out there in the hopes that many more snakes would be active.  Rain was forecast for today, but you never know if it actually will rain or… Continue reading Return to Narcisse

Beautiful Day for a Walk

A couple of days ago, it rained all day – FINALLY.  With the sun now shining and the moisture from that rain, everything is looking so green and beautiful now.  Amazing that it took until the middle of May before we got the April showers this year. This morning, I grabbed my camera and took… Continue reading Beautiful Day for a Walk

Narcisse Snake Dens

The Narcisse Snake Dens are about an hour’s drive north of Winnipeg.  I live in the south of Winnipeg, and it took almost an hour of city driving before I reached the north of Winnipeg, so it was a bit longer for me to get there. The forecast was good with temperatures around 20C under… Continue reading Narcisse Snake Dens