January 27, 2009
Here are some shots from the weekend...headshots of the horses!
1st- Amigo (I think)
January 24, 2009
1st Pic-Merlin looking in the barn
2nd Pic-Merlin up close and personal (with his nose)
3rd Pic- A far away shot of Merlin looking in the barn
January 20, 2009
These were taken on the weekend when we were in Ottawa, celebrating with Fred!
January 19, 2009
Today, I'm posting a couple of pics of a horse named, Zeus...he looked so cute waiting patiently in the barn for this turn to ride a couple of weeks ago.
January 11, 2009
Today we headed over to Amherst Island again, mostly because the girls didn't want to do any actual "hiking" :-)...So, we drove around the island and saw only a couple of snowy owls, but they were fairly far away to shoot clearly.
We then drove by the Owl Woods area and saw some flying things (we saw about 5-6 altogether) we thought were hawks (brown)...Anyway, we saw one land on a fence post and noticed it wasn't a hawk, but an owl. I shot quite a few pics of it (he wasn't even paying attention to us, he was watching for the other owls).
When we got home, I googled it to see what kind it was..It looks to me like a short-eared owl. Anyway, here are some shots of it, sitting on the fence post. He's pretty cute!
January 5, 2009
We saw a few hawks first off and then we started seeing these white owls...we couldn't believe that there are snowy owls so close to home! I didn't get any close up shots of the hawks as they are so skittish and take off at the slightest sound.
We saw most of the owls right from the car and I would get out and try to get as close as I could to take their picture. I felt like an owl-chaser!! We then took a stroll through the Owl Woods--and yep, you guessed it, no owls! We did however see a lot of smaller birds that were red, green, pink, etc.etc..I will post them at some point too (I have to try to identify them first). We saw quite a few of these owls on various fence posts, telephone poles and in trees. We saw a couple of them flying and a couple looked like they were fighting too. PRETTY COOL!!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these as much as I did taking them!!!
January 4, 2009
Today we headed to Amherst Island and saw/shot some owls and hawks...AWESOME!!! I'll post those tomorrow because I had these ones ready to go for today!
Back to work tomorrow (urgh) :-(
1st Pic-Those rare Napanee Birds, Brooke and Keturah
2nd Pic-Kevin feeding the chickadees from his head
3rd Pic-a front-facing shot of a chickadee perched on a hand
January 3, 2009
January 2, 2009
Anyway, I thought I had a great shooting day after finding a Woodpecker, Nuthatch and Chickadees to shoot, but then on our way out of the park, I saw this cute little deer...He was very comfortable with us being there and was just munching on leaves while I took some pics of him.
I'll post the other creatures I shot today later (probably tomorrow).
January 1, 2009
1st Pic-White duck
2nd Pic-Male Wood duck
3rd Pic-Female Wood Duck and the White Duck again.