I’m still working on eclipse photos, it’s way more challenging than I would have expected. When the Moon was exiting the Earth’s shadow, I was bracketing the dark and light sections of the moon, which were 6 stops apart. There needs to be more lunar eclipses so I can have more practice.
So I’ll get a jump on #TalonTuesday I’ve made several trips looking for owls and finally found two! I anticipated bad weather Sunday night so I made a lap around the refuge before heading to the hills.
It's the tail end of eagle season up at the Nooksack river. I spent a day there last week, and the vast majority of my time was spent waiting around for the eagles to come down from the trees and do something interesting. Thankfulky, they eventually obliged. Scroll the carousel to see some of the interactions I observed between both adult and juvenile bald eagles.
It's pretty hard to get me to leave my house in -20°C weather, but birds (and making enrichment for birds!) is one surefire way to get me up and out in the morning! Today Chinook the Peregrine falcon had an encounter with none other than the Lorax himself. Usually it's Chinook who is sharing the conservation message since she is a non-releasable ambassador animal at @wild_ontario but not today! Swipe to see how the rest of this encounter went! Needless to say, if your moustache looks like chick fluff you may not want to be making friends with Peregrines... #birdsofinstagram#peregrinefalcon#falconry#birdofprey#raptor#falconsofinstagram#conservador#animaleducation#thelorax#drsuess
Meet Nyssa (means beginning in Greek). We caught a break in the weather this weekend to catch my first falcon. The first pic is of a male we let go. I wanted a female and we were lucky enough to trap one. She’s an American Kestrel. She’s slowly getting used to the family. Fun times ahead! #kestrel#americankestrel#falconry#bird#birdofprey@falconrytold