Tag Archives: wild life

Broad-winged Hawk

broad-winged hawk muskoka ontario echo lake
Three Broad-winged Hawks spent a couple of weeks in August on the cottage property before flying off. They would perch atop the Birch trees along the shore, or behind the cottage at top off forest canopy like this one in the photo.

Female Robin with two screaming chicks nesting

female american robin chicks chirping nesting
This female American Robin chose the fireplace vent out back of the house as perfect location for this year’s nest. She has two chicks, who on this late evening, were trying to be as vocal as their mom!

Can you guess the type of bird?

silhouette of male cardinal on branch
Going back to summer 2016 for this image of a male cardinal silhouetted against the sky.

Camouflaged Chameleon Hanging In A Tree

camouflaged chameleon hanging in a tree hawaii
Credit my daughter for being able to pick out this chameleon. True to it’s name, its multi-shades of green made it hard to see at first. It was in a mid-size dense tree out front of a breakfast place we were eating at in Maui, Hawaii. This is my first chameleon to see and photograph in the wild, and can say I’m amazed at the horns, the ability for the eyes to look forward and backward at same time, and how the hands can grip a small branch so tightly.  And yes, they do rock back and forth as they walk!

Blue Jay Taking In The Sunshine

blue jay bird taking in the sunshine
Finally I believe we have spring coming to this area of the world! This Blue Jay, plus a pair of Cardinals, a woodpecker, and a Robin were busy eating and tending to their nests on Saturday afternoon.

Bald Eagle Making A Statement

bald eagle mountsberg conservation area halton
Our bald eagle friend here was injured at a young age flying into power lines, rescued and brought back to health at the Mounstberg Conservation Area in Halton. They are known for rehabilitating all species of raptors in Southern Ontario.

An iguana hiding in the shadows by the pool

iguana hiding in the shadows aruba
Growing up in the North, I thought iguanas were these exotic reptiles. The first time I saw one live in Mexico was fascinating… and then I saw another… and another… and… you get the idea. This handsome specimen preferred the shade of a palm tree by the pool.