Category Archives: Migration

Black-throated Green Warbler – Photo of the Week

This weekend I finally got out for some bird photography – way behind schedule, but life’s been a bit crazy lately and well, as they say, better late than never.

I ended up photographing one of my favourite birds – a Black-throated Green Warbler. This little guy has set up shop on the same territory for 2 years. It’s nice to have him back.

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26 May 2013

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The Warblers Return – Photo of the Week

I’m late with the Photo of the Week – sorry! Spring is my busiest time of year. The warblers are back, the wildflowers are starting to bloom. Oh, so much to get out and photograph!

But here is this week’s Photo of the Week from 44th Parallel Photography – better late, than never. ๐Ÿ™‚ This week’s photo is of one of our beautiful little warblers that pass by on their way up to the boreal forest. I love this time of year and in late winter every year, look forward to seeing the return of these beautiful little birds.

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27 April 2013

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Returning – Photo of the Week

It’s been a busy time lately, but I finally got out with my camera. It was a great day to be out – the first time this year that it’s actually felt like spring. It lifted my spirits and I so enjoyed photographing the Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles that have returned to the cattail marshes to duke it out for the best territories. Spring has returned. ๐Ÿ™‚

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13 April 2013

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Signs of Spring – Photo of the Week

Finally, I’m back! Enjoying blog posts, social media posts and just generally do things photographic. Between getting over the flu, doing my InDesign II course, and a whole host of other things, it’s good to be back. I don’t like missing my regular blog posting. I feel disconnected. So I’m happy to post that I have a new Photo of the Week. This one is again on the theme of lamenting the lack of spring weather, but with a more optimistic tone. ๐Ÿ™‚ This week’s post is about robins. Those tough little birds that usher in the change of the season, from winter to spring.

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6 April 2013

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Photo of the Week – Trumpter Swan at the Tagish River, Yukon

This past week I had the good fortune of making a whirlwind trip to the Yukon. I had a work meeting in Whitehorse for 2 days and tacked an additional 2 days onto the trip to tour around the Whitehorse area with a friend, taking photos. I was lucky to be there during the annual Celebration of Swans, a festival staged around the arrival of hundreds of Trumpeter and Tundra swans, which stop over on their journey back up north to their breeding territory.

Although the weather wasn’t great, keeping swan numbers low, it was still a fabulous experience to see and photograph these majestic birds in the wild. Click here to see 44th Parallel Photography’s Photo of the Week. And check back here again as I’ll be posting more images and stories about my Yukon adventure.

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They’re baaaack!

Well, here it is, spring again. Red winged Blackbird season, as I call it. To me, these guys are the first sign that spring is actually here. Even though it might still be cold and dreary and we might have the odd snow shower, these birds still encourage me. They are the first (well, along with the Common Grackles) to set up territories amongst last years grey-brown, lifeless cattails and as a splash of colour and life. Go to any cattail marsh right now and it will be full of Red wings and Grackles squawking at each other, protesting each other’s presence, and trying to claim the best territory so they can attract a good female. It is a sign of spring, a right of passage and a very welcome sight after a long winter.

Life has been so busy lately that spring arrived and I haven’t even been out with my 600 mm lens photographing birds. That’s like cutting off my oxygen! I need air! ๐Ÿ™‚ But my work travel is done, the exam is done for my online course, and finally, I have some time to get out. It’s the Easter long weekend this weekend and I plan to don rubber boots and camo and get out with the lens. I can’t wait!

I love the splash of colour these birds bring to the grey-brown of last years lifeless cattails. Spring has arrived! Get out the camera. Time to have some fun!

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Photo of the Week

Been super busy lately. My Dad had surgery and is in hospital so I’ve been focused on other things the past little while. And Christmas is coming. But I really hope to get back to posting regularly, aside from my Photo of the Week. So stay tuned…. In the meantime, click on the thumbnail below to see the Photo of the Week.

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