Monthly Archives: July 2011

Arctic Hare

It really was an 11th hour showing. Coming back on the last morning from Point Counting we found a couple of Arctic Hares, our first of the trip, outside the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. Rather tame they were too…… Advertisements

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Churchill, Manitoba – a legendary birding destination

Churchill, Manitoba has developed an envious reputation, but this northern outpost has lots more to offer than just being Polar Bear Capital of the World. White Beluga whales loaf offshore with frenzies of gulls feeding around them. A hard to … Continue reading

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BBC One Show hit town in ‘owling’ quest

How much ‘owling’ fun can you have in a weekend?. What a fun TV crew (thanks Icon), Mike Dilger, hijacking Isles FM Saturday Breakfast Show, Charlie Barleys, Visit Scotland, Stornoway Market, the Lewis moors, Stornoway Balti, HS1 – thanks to … Continue reading

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Polar Bears are “Awesome”

It’s official, because I said so! They had come off the ice in Hudson Bay early and their timing was impeccable. Any earlier and we might have bumped into them on the Owl River trip, which to be honest would … Continue reading

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Canadian Headbangers

Always good to see a pecker, but in Manitoba we managed Red headed, Hairy, Downy, Pileated, Three toed, Black backed, Northern Flicker and Yellow bellied Sapsucker. The forests echoed with them.

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Red letter Day

In jetlag zombie mode I returned from Canada and straight into fieldwork. Seemed a far better idea than the office that’s for sure. A night of Corncrake surveys was balmy (yup on Lewis) and rolled into a morning at the … Continue reading

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A very close shave

Canoeing the Owl River in northern Manitoba was always going to have its risks. 100km from the nearest house and with just a satellite phone for back up we were isolated and on our own. The six strong crew were … Continue reading

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