Up at 4am, packed a lunch, filled up with gas, and headed south along hwy. 97. Just south of 70 Mile, I turned west along Meadow Lake Road. I was on my way to Churn Creek Protected Area to photograph for the day. As it turned out, it was a cloudy day with passing thunder […]
Flickers arrived on our property last week and the sounds of them pecking trees, telephone poles and roof tops, made me thing of the time I captured this image along the shores of the Fraser River. I watched this flicker come and go from her nest and I remember marveling at how perfectly sized the […]
When I was photographing for my book Spirit in the Grass, my biggest challenge was to capture book quality bird images. The grasslands are vast. I remember hiking for miles and hardly being able to see a big horn sheep! They looked so small. Seeing and then getting close enough to photograph tiny birds was […]
“A picture is a poem without words” — Horace I was standing on the shore of the Fraser River when this beautiful bird, a great blue heron, flew past me. I didn’t say “wow”. I didn’t say a word. I just listened.
I just returned from Farwell Canyon where I shared the beauty of the grasslands with a friend. The morning air waves were filled with bird song, especially the beautiful sound of the Vesper Sparrow. It consists of two to four long clear notes followed by musical trills. Vesper sparrows are a quintessential bird of the […]
‘A Sense of Wonder’ – my thought for the day Yesterday when I was out for a forest walk with my dog Duggan, two snowshoe hares jumped out from under my feet; scared the hell out of both of us! Today we were walking near the 105 Mile barn when I heard that quintessential sound […]
I see Northern flickers darting amidst the aspen trees around our home almost daily. They are cavity nesters and they migrate north to breed every spring. I often see them on the ground eating ants which make up almost half their diet. They actually have a behavior called ‘anting’ during which they use the acid […]