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Gone Fishin'

This Osprey is perched near its nest in the top of a dead tree overlooking Beauvais Lake. When we visited last week he was also overlooking the flock of four Trumpeter Swans that were the subject of my last post.  339 more words

Up in Smoke

We have been looking forward to cycling in the Rocky Mountains for a long time. Ever since returning home from South America, in fact. The plan was to meet the El’s ( 965 more words

Cycle Touring

Dateline: August 11 - Crowsnest Pass

Mostly this post is for our “old time Pinksters” because you will know what I’m talking about, and I’m sure you’ll have fond memories.  The two main people who looked after us in “The Nest” were Miss Eleanor Bergen and our old friend “Hollywood” — Joe Trotz. 303 more words

Wild Pink Yonder -- The Ride

Bye, Bye, Bluebirds

We have been back in Calgary for the last four days catching up on business and social appointments. A few days before we left I made what will probably be my last visit this year to the Western Bluebirds over at Burmis. 156 more words

Andy Good Peak (Attempt), 3 August 2015

Yup.  We failed.  The long and the short of it is that we simply ran out of time.  End of story.  Well almost…

I knew we were in for a long day because I’d made the 7.5 km (one way) trip up North York Creek twice before – once for… 2,219 more words

Scrambles & Hikes

Sometimes it's all about luck

My style of birding these days (with a Camera and long lens) isn’t ideal for pursuing small, elusive birds in leafy, cluttered environments. It’s hard to find them in the clutter of leaves,  branches and rocks and when you do find them it’s hard to hold the focus long enough to get a good picture. 244 more words

Size isn't everything

The Calliope Hummingbird is the smallest breeding bird in Canada and the USA and is usually found high in the mountains of the West. What they lack in size they make up for in elegant beauty. 124 more words