Full Moon On New Years Day, 2018

New Year’s Day 2018 was also a day the moon was featured prominently in the late afternoon sky. It was a ‘Wolf Moon’ (the first full moon in January) and a Supermoon (when a full moon occurs at perigee) making it appear about 7% larger than a typical full moon. The full moon on New Year’s Day meant that a rare second full moon occurred in the same month...

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Niagara Falls Sunrise

For the past number of years we have enjoyed an extended family weekend in Niagara Falls in January. It is a great time of the year to see the falls dressed in her winter splendour with snow and ice abounding and the ever-present mist laminating layer after layer of ice on everything it touches. Also during winter the sun rises over the Horseshoe Falls creating the...

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A Survey Regarding Baiting

The Survey Period Has Ended. Thank You For Your Interest. Each year as the cold weather moves in and winter arrives, those of us who count ourselves as birders, photographers or a combination of thereof look forward to seeing owls, especially those that make their way south from the Arctic in search of food. In our area (Southern Ontario) the Snowy Owl is the most common...

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Icebergs of Newfoundland

This past summer Deb & I visited Newfoundland for the first time. It was a magical place to explore and happily we were able to see and photograph the wonderful geography, historic lighthouses and quaint villages as well as three unpredictable things we had hoped to see, namely icebergs, Puffins and whales. This year was one of the best in recent memory to see...

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

The beautiful country of Italy is home to many unique and well known buildings with the Leaning Tower of Pisa being among the most iconic.  As Deb & I left Cinque Terre and headed to the Amalfi coast for a few days in Positano we made it a point to stop and visit the Leaning Tower.  Pisa is a coastal city of over 90,000 people in the famous Italian...

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Barred Owl

Last Saturday marked the last day of 2016 and although very overcast, cold and windy, provided the last opportunity to photograph some birds for another year. The intent was to set up a perch and photograph the little birds that frequent our area in the winter months. While setting things up, a Barred Owl flew in,  perched in a nearby tree and immediately became the...

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Algonquin Park Moose

The Moose is Algonquin Park’s largest animal (by both size and weight) and is certainly one of its primary and most recognizable icons. A trip to Algonquin Park is complete when you are privileged to see a moose, especially if it is a bull moose with an impressive array of antlers. Deb and I have often seen moose over the years we’ve been visiting Algonquin...

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Bonnechere; The River and the Caves

During summer vacation we spent a day with our great friends, Tim & Cindy, touring around Renfrew county. Both Tim and I were born in Renfrew County so it was great to spend a day on the old stomping grounds. Renfrew County is Ontario’s largest county so there is much to see and plenty to do, certainly more than what can be packed into one day. Food stops were a...

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