Tag: Coots and Cameras

I tawt I saw a puddy tat I did I taw a puddy tat! (Livingston/May/Foster) Although Elaine and I are “dog people” (but enjoy Garfield cartoons), we wondered what impact cats have on bird populations. We wanted to investigate whether cats are responsible for the decline in bird populations in North America. Peter Marra, Head […]

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“Sunday morning, nine A.M.I saw fire in the skyI felt my heart pound in my chestI heard an eagle cry”“Where Eagles Fly” – Sammy Hagar Awe-inspiring? An understatement perhaps, regarding one raptor revered in North American Indigenous cultures, ancient civilizations, religions and, since June 20, 1782, the emblem of the United States of America.   […]

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Perhaps it is just luck that a person happens to look up at the right time, peer into the heavens and spot a flock of migratory birds. During the autumn of 2017, Elaine and I were sitting on a picnic bench near the beach in Cold Lake Provincial Park, when up in the clear blue […]

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COOTS AND CAMERAS Fall migrations have started. In fact by mid-August some of our Lakeland songbirds, the warblers, have already flown the coop and are heading south to their other home.   On dugouts and sloughs, non-descript ducks are gathering. In bullrush stands, masses of red-winged and yellow-headed blackbirds, with the odd starling mixed in, […]

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Coots and Cameras Living in the Lakeland provides one with the opportunity to explore and seek out the nearly two dozen different species of warblers that migrate northward in late May and early June. It’s not uncommon for birders from different parts of Alberta to join in that migration and spend up to a week […]

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Coots and Cameras with Don and Elaine Cassidy A sure sign of spring in Alberta is the migration of the wide variety of hawks from their winter residences, flying north to create the next generation. My fondest memories of this late April migration were seeing the raptors perched seemingly on every fence post along the […]

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