Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Osprey nest

We're disappointed to find that after an on-time return to the nest at Clarke and Fanshawe Roads in London, our Osprey friends have gone AWOL.  We're guessing that their eggs weren't viable for some reason and they abandoned the nest for this year.  The other possibility is that one of the pair was killed and the other wasn't able to continue incubating the eggs.  We'll eagerly await spring next year to see if one or both of them return to this site. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Recent sightings

Goats, because....well, because they're goats, for crying out loud!  Where's your sense of cute?!


Clarke dropping in to visit Lois at the nest. 




American Robin hanging out in our neighbour's tree.


Eastern Kingbird, Veteran's Parkway, London


"I'll check east, you check west.  Try to look nonchalant."

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Saturday in the Park

It was a lovely morning for a visit to Southside Park.  I was hoping to see if the pair of swans had set up a nest but there was no visible sign of one.  I was also hoping to see Barn Swallows that nest under the Parkinson Street bridge - and I was in luck.

This little one was giving me a good stare down.




I was lucky enough to see a Belted Kingfisher as well and, unlike most encounters I've had with these birds, it stayed in one place long enough for me to take a few shots.  Here's one -


A good way to start the weekend!





Friday, April 22, 2016

A new lifer!

At least I think it's a Life List bird for me.....

This Brown Headed Cow Bird was on a light standard outside my office window.  Sorry for the grainy shot, but it works for ID purposes.  


Skywatch Friday

This was the view from my office window here in Woodstock, Ontario one afternoon this week. It reminds me of wave patterns left on the sand as the water ebbs out.  Happy Skywatch Friday everyone!




Saturday, April 16, 2016

Osprey nest 2016 - they're back again


Lois and Clarke, the ospreys, have arrived back at their nest at the corners of Clarke and Fanshawe Roads in London, right on time!  Here's papa checking out the view over the neighbourhood.





Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Fine Art of Cory Trepanier

We gave ourselves a treat for Halloween, we took a trip to Cory Trepanier's Studio in the Caledon area, north of Toronto.  Please visit Cory's website for more information about his stunning landscape work, particularly in the Canadian Arctic.

We've seen three of Cory's four documentaries and decided it was time to see his work up close.  What a wonderful visit - thank you Cory and Janet for being so generous with your time.


Cory Trepanier


Geoff and Cory on the path to the Barn Studio


Welcome!


The scale and beauty of this work in progress (left) is breath taking


The peace of a garden in the country











Monday, October 12, 2015

Thanksgiving weekend at Southside Park


I was literally "up with the birds" on Saturday and Sunday morning.  The weather and nature cooperated.


Toulouse Geese


Swan and Canada Geese


'tis the season


Great Blue Heron

Tuesday, September 1, 2015