Fuzzy Goslings

It’s not that we dislike the geese on our lawn, it’s because of what they leave behind that motivates us to find ways to keep them away. However, moms and dads with wee ones are just too cute to ban or separate. (No political comment intended.)

Sibling rivalry.
Snack time.

The back light of late day sun gave the goslings a a sweet glow.

Critters captured

Here’s a collage of just some of the wildlife caught with my camera last month.
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Oh, yeah, did I mention I like to digital scrapbook, too?

Edit: Thanks to those of you who brought to my attention the errors in the initially posted graphic. Corrections have been made.

agimak spectrum

Grasses along the shore are shadowed colouring them darker shades of gold, red and brown.

double dipping

While visiting friends at their cabin on Caliper Lake recently, I was able to capture the activity around their rather popular hummingbird feeder. This pair, male on the left and female on the right, took turns taking a drink. I overlaid two of the images in PhotoShop and reduced the opacity of one of the layers to give movement to image.

 Photo tip: Since I didn’t have my tripod along, I used my elbow on the window ledge as one support and the front of the camera lense against the window as another.

On track or off?

On our way to Thunder Bay early the other day, we spotted this pair of sandhill cranes grazing along the train track that runs parallel to the TransCanada highway just east of Upsala. We aren’t on their typical migratory path so this was an unusual sight. We were on our way to catch a flight of our own (to the west coast) so my capture time was limited.

February desktop

pine grosbeak februaryHere you are – month 2 desktop.  Don’t you love the touch of pink for the month in which Valentine’s Day falls?   To download the appropriate screen size, go to the ‘free calendar’ tab at the top of the page.  Enjoy!