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  • Posted On:
    September 14, 2014
    The current solar cycle is near its peak but this cycle has been unusually quiet. There was however some northern light activity during the last couple of weeks. I ventured out on three separate occasions following predictions for good northern light activity in Manitoba but witnessed strong activity on only one of those nights. The best northern lights were undeniably during an unscheduled visit to the bathroom around 3 PM in Indian Head, Saskatchewan! It pays to keep our head up!
  • Posted On:
    September 14, 2014
    I recently returned from traveling 9,000 kms to Alberta to photograph landscapes and wildlife. Just a few days after my return, Brenda - one of my neighbors - spotted an unusual bird in the pond behind our houses. Brenda, always observant, has in the past alerted me to some very interesting bird species and this one was no different. I went out and discovered three Great Egrets (Ardea alba) feeding in the pond!

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