Category Archives: Wildlife

New kids in town

Ahhh spring. And with it comes warm weather and little creatures from their burrows. Here in Barrhaven, in the ‘burbs of Ottawa, there are many rabbits in the area. Over the winter there were three that frequented our backyard, to … Continue reading

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The Gathering

I have a bird feeder in the backyard. I like to see the birds come and hang out and get something to eat, especially in the winter. In the summer there are lots of songbirds, blue jays and cardinals. In … Continue reading

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Painted Lady

This year, in an effort to help boost the insect and bee population, we planted a number of flowers that would attract butterflies and various bees. Not much has been around, but over the weekend, we had a visitor. A … Continue reading

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Washing up

Being in the suburbs, there is a lot of wildlife around. There are a couple chipmunks that live nearby and like to gather up the bird seed that falls from the feeder. Sadly, they also like my tomatoes, so its … Continue reading

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Blue Jay

So, I’m sitting outside with the Fuji X-T1 with the 50-140 by my side. I had stood up with the camera, and in comes a pair of Blue Jays to eat at the bird feeder. These have been elusive birds … Continue reading

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A day for a walk

Its been a nice few days. After last week’s snow storms and dump of 50cm of snow, this weekend was well above normal, and freezing temperatures was a happy change. It was Family Day in Ontario, which means a day … Continue reading

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Shoo Fly

Trying to keep the photography going. Again, an evening outside after work, a fly landed on the chair next to me and was eating away at something. Probably Chipmunk poop or something. Enough that it didn’t care I was there. … Continue reading

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Sunset Chickadee

These days, it seems photography is a distant memory. My new job is in a location that is devoid of anything to shoot , although I really should take a page out of Thomas Hawk’s way of photographing everything. Still, … Continue reading

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Wild Backyard

Living in the suburbs presents an interesting dichotomy. While it is a bunch of humans in big boxes, there is still the ever-present wildlife, who have adapted to having people around. Our backyard on some days, is like something out … Continue reading

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