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  • Posted On:
    May 19, 2016
    A couple of weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised to see for the first time in my yard, a pileated woodpecker. A couple of days ago, as I was sitting on the front porch admiring spring coming into its own, I heard the unmistakable sound of a pileated woodpecker. This time, I had enough time to quietly sneak into the house and grab my 'wildlife' camera and capture a couple of images of the once threatened species as it foraged for insects in my tall Manitoba maple tree. Unfortunately, this does not bode well for my tree!

    Posted In:In The Backyard
  • Posted On:
    December 17, 2012
    A chestnut-sided warbler landed on my Nanking cherry a couple of years ago. I captured it from a blind I setup about 10 feet away. He returned today transformed ...
    Posted In:Contemplations
  • Posted On:
    November 30, 2012
    I noticed this ruffed grouse on the roadside and stopped to observe it for a while. It eventually flew across to the other side of the road and made me think that it would be interesting to try and capture it in flight. It eventually returned to a tree on the other side of the road after which I readied myself for a shot. As I approached closer to the grouse, it once again left the tree and I quickly followed its motion releasing the shutter a few times. I was happy to find one frame in focus, particularly since I captured the image from close range without remote triggers or sophisticated technology. It's nice to have 'Lady luck' on your side occasionally.
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    October 30, 2012
    It's always a bit of a surprise to find a great blue heron perched in a tree. While they do nest in colonies called 'rookeries' on the tops of trees, they are most usually seen wading in wetlands stalking fish. I surprised this one and managed to catch a sequence of it flying out of a tree.