Category Archives: Fur and Feather

O is for Owl

Owls are not like other birds.  They hunt at dawn and dusk, in that twilight time when the light is grey and the edges blur.  We may only glimpse their silhouettes against the darkening sky, as they soundlessly swoop down … Continue reading

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N is for Nuthatch

Nuthatches are agile and acrobatic little birds that forage on tree trunks and branches, often moving downwards headfirst or hanging upside down.  Three species of nuthatches live in my area: the Red-breasted (Sitta canadensis), White-breasted (S. carolinensis), and Pygmy (S. … Continue reading

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Spotted Photo Theme: Animals

I enjoy photography, but I have no interest in becoming a professional photographer.  As I have written before, photography is for me more of a way of seeing and recording the world around me rather than expressing myself artistically or … Continue reading

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Ducks at the Marsh

A couple of weeks ago we went camping to a small lake a few hours drive from home.  This is one of my favourite places to watch birds because the lake has shallow, marshy edges that attract many different species … Continue reading

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E is for Eagle

“Is that an eagle?” someone asks.  I tilt my face skyward and see, high above, a large bird circling.  Wings motionless, the bird seems to drift effortlessly on the invisible air currents, and as it circles lower, I can see … Continue reading

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