Monday, March 28, 2011

Raccoons get equal time

The previous post had a couple of fox videos so to give equal time to raccoons here are two videos. The first shows a raccoon grooming himself and the second one is only a few seconds long and shows several young raccoons in a tree at various levels.


I apologize for the pixelation of these videos. Unfortunately the videos lose quality each time they are transferred from format to format. The originals are much sharper.



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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Woodchuck and Fox videos

Although it was a bright, sunny day yesterday, it was quite cold and there was a brisk wind. Undeterred however were several Woodchucks who came venturing out of their dens after a long hibernation.
Here are two videos taken a couple of years ago. Both are very short. In the first one a young fox is disturbed by the presence of a cat and barks at it several times. Both animals were in the Mount Royal Cemetery eating some offerings from a cemetery visitor.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sightings this week-end

Having the first sunny week-end in quite some time, I went to the Montreal Botanical Gardens to see what was about. The Gulls were in abundance as were Redpolls and Chickadees. Squirrels hung out in their usual areas asking for handouts and the bird feeders attracted Nuthatches as well as various finches. One of the most exciting finds was a couple of Cooper's Hawks (male and female). Here is a sampling of the sightings.

Ring-billed Gull

Close up.
Gray squirrel


Common Redpoll


Black-capped Chickadee




White-breasted Nuthatch



Cooper's Hawk









Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Oh my! The gulls are back!

This morning when I walked to work there were no gulls about. This afternoon they were circling and swooping and making me feel that spring is right around the corner (in spite of yet another winter storm warning for tomorrow!).

Yay gulls!












Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fine Art America

Here is a post to shamelessly tell you that I am now selling my photographs on a website called Fine Art America.

I have enjoyed choosing photographs and setting up galleries on this site. You can access it at:

Fine Art America.

One of the most viewed photos (thanks to a mass mailing sent out by my sister and mentioning it as her favorite) is "Drowning In Indigo".

There is also a permanent link on this blog (right hand side) called "My photography for sale".

Drowning In Indigo