l have been a part of a few successful wildlife rescues and educate people on wildlife and environmental issues. We have helped in issues to save wetlands, woodlands etc.to save the precious life within. It is well worth the effort. We can all learn to live and work together. Education is the key. In 2011 I won an education award from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for the work and photography I do. Habitat is fast disappearing and with it, many species are also declining in numbers. So many species can actually tell us the health of our environment and alert us to problems we need to know about. They all need to be protected.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Everglades Safarie Park,Miami

The birds here was amazing. So many types,alligators in the wild and the airboat ride was amazing. Here we have an adult alligator,wood stork with a purple gallinule flying in behind the wood stork. Alligators and turtles were not uncomon to see together on the shores of the waters edge. I guess the alligators are well fed. I did an air brush technique on the first alligator.


Another night shot from the rest. we ate at. The boats and yaghts came in to have a bite to eat. Very popular place with great service and food. We had some parrots in Miami that flew around the motel all day long. Very hard to catch but a couple landed for me at one point giving me an opportunity to get a couple okay shots. Very busy birds and the crows did not like them at all. Chasing them away almost immediately. Beautiful parrots. And we had about 35-40 of them in the flock. I still have to ID them.

Parrots of Jamaica

Here are shots of some parrots in the Jamaican avary we went to visit. The one wanted his picture taken don't you think!! Absolutely beautiful.

Birds in Jamaica

We got to go into an aviary in Jamaica that the birds came to you and fed from your hands. Here are a few photos of some of the birds we had there. And of coarse the bird lady would be my sister Anne. These small parrots really liked her hat.

Grand Caymen Island flowers,Jamaican butterflies

Just a couple flowers we saw and butterflies I have yet to ID. One was just like a leaf and very large.

Key West,Miami,Jamaica

Our first drinks at Miami Snuckers Rest. at Best Western By The Bay were we stayed on the water before the cruise out the next day. Oh so good. Miami at night, a good flock of black skimmers in Key West and one of the other cruise ships with a pirate ship out in front anchored in Jamaica. There were 2 of these. Very neat to see.


A ferrel cat relaxes in the sun in Ocho Rio's Jamaica,and I can't refuse to hold this baby alligator named Snappy in the Everglades Safari Park.The ship MSC Poesia as seen from a tender taking us into Jamaica.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Peregrine falcon

This peregrine was flying around with a very full crop which is why the pigeons were flying free.He was just a chattering the whole time. These photos were taken at quite a distance so not the greatest. But what a beautiful bird. And you can see clearly the full crop.

Scaups & longtails


birds in flight
cygnet trumpeters coming in.
landing gear down
Mute swan

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Coming in for a landing

Our day at La Salle was wonderful. The following are some photos that my son Jeff & I took while we were there. Jeff taking photos of the ducks and swans coming in for a landing. They need a runway for there large size. Is quite something to watch. And they sure clear the way with their trumpeting as they approach.

Sleeping beauties

These swans are having a nap,so at peace. While #548 named Crabby from his younger days, sits and digests his meal from my feeding. What a beautiful old swan. The oldest of the group they think,around 20. Amazing. And he is "amazing". He sure isn't crabby anymore but the most trusting and gentle creature. As I stood there with the corn he actually asked me to feed him in his way with his gestures. When I did he was so gentile and thankful. Then he sat down beside me. Then Bev told me all about him.


An adult trumpeter having some quiet time and a cygnet stretching those big beautiful wings.