A Sopping Wet Sharp-shinned Hawk In Toronto



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A Sopping Wet Sharp-shinned Hawk In Toronto

Sharp Shinned Hawk stares straight ahead

One spring, in our local Toronto park, in Ontario, a Sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) was taking issue with the weather even as a gentle mist continued to settle on the land.  The hawk had taken refuge in the top of a local century old maple tree. Read more

Wild beavers we have sighted across Ontario



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Wild beavers we have sighted across Ontario

Beaver swims down stream on Green River - Pickering - Ontario

With winter finally getting a grip on the land, Bob and I decided it was time for a hike on the Seaton Hiking Trail along the Green River near Whitevale, north of Pickering, Ontario.   Our outing proved worth the effort when we sighted wild beavers swimming up the river. Read more

A Sharp-shinned Hawk at Toronto’s Milliken Park



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A Sharp-shinned Hawk at Toronto’s Milliken Park

Sharp-shinned hawk - puffed up - Milliken Park - Toronto

Milliken Park, Toronto, Ontario

Beneath a very cloudy sky, Bob and I decided to visit Milliken Park, in Toronto, Ontario, to see if we could spot any birds. As it turned out we spotted a Sharp-shinned Hawk. Read more

Red and Grey Squirrels in Canada and Ireland



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Red and Grey Squirrels in Canada and Ireland

Many different types of animals live in the forests of Ontario, but size aside, you most certainly will come upon the smallest four-legged animals that call the forests of Ontario home.  Those would be squirrels.  This chipmunk is a member of the squirrel family, and this little guy lives in the trees around my parents’ home at Oxtongue Lake, in Ontario.  Read more

Wild Turkeys on a snowy road in Ontario



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Wild Turkeys on a snowy road in Ontario

Wild Turkeys getting off Hwy 35 near Dorset, Ontario

On a windy, snowy day in Ontario, Bob and I headed north towards Algonquin Provincial Park on one of our frequent treks in that direction.  It was a particularly stormy day as we navigated the highway, and, as always, we were watching for wildlife.  But suddenly we came upon a group of Eastern wild turkey’s on the road. Read more

Bowhead Whales we sighted off Kekerten Island



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Bowhead Whales we sighted off Kekerten Island

rock and strewn bones - kerkerten island - nunavut - canada

Another cold wet morning greeted me on Kekerten Island as I prepared for what I hoped would be a day of filming Bowhead Whales off Baffin Island in Nunavut. Read more

A Juvenile Bowhead Whale off Baffin Island



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A Juvenile Bowhead Whale off Baffin Island

Basecamp on Kekerten Island in the Cumberland Sound, off Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

An early dawn found a grey sky with the waters of the Arctic Ocean sitting at low tide below our base camp on Kekerten Island, off Baffin Island. Read more

Our Journey To Kekerten Island In Search of Bowhead Whales



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Our Journey To Kekerten Island In Search of Bowhead Whales

pangnirtung - Baffin Island - nunavut

In the early morning hours under a cold wet sky, we prepared to leave Pangnirtung by boat in search of Bowhead Whales off Kekerten Island in Cumberland Sound off Baffin Island. Read more

Our search for Arctic Bowhead Whales in Nunavut



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Our search for Arctic Bowhead Whales in Nunavut

photograph of a First Air Jet aircraft at the Ottawa Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

My journey in search of Bowhead whales in the Canadian Arctic began in Ottawa, the capital of Canada.  There, I boarded a First Air jetliner headed for Iqaluit on Baffin Island. Read more

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