Monthly Archives: June 2011

Owl River survey

At 9pm on Friday we reached the coast at Hudson Bay, but the tide was out! Lucky for some as I have promised to go skinny dipping in the icy seas. We had canoed down the Owl River from Herchemer, … Continue reading

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Goodbye civilisation

About to leave Gillam for the wilderness, but just time to download some Gillam highlights. Surveys this morning brought Three toed Woodpecker, 6 Olive sided Flycatchers, Greater Yellowlegs, Pine Grosebeaks and a few other bits and bobs. Where are the … Continue reading

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The mental zone

Three weeks in and its time to get my head in order. It’s been full on, intense full on, 3am starts, 10.30pm to bed, sleep deprived, adrenalin-rush bird surveying. Whether it is the long drive, the ‘bush whacking’ in the … Continue reading

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Thanks to Helitac

Been bunking down with the burly guys and girls at Helitac, The Painted Lake Forest fire fighters. Thanks for the hospitality. Great food, good craic and hot showers. These guys get dropped into fight fires across a huge area. Stay … Continue reading

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Its been a diverse few days

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?Can you beat the big owls?

Birding continues to be excellent, but it is hard to beat a big owl. Barred, Great Horned and Great Gray have been the best this week. The GH has seen to flunk into a roadside ditch and allowed good shots … Continue reading

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Marauding Bear in camp!

We’d seen a few Blacks Bears. One at the dump was cool until it flushed the Thayer’s Gull, while another mom and cub double act showed incredibly well roadside. So well it took a few honks of the horn to … Continue reading

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