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Boreal Owl

Boreal Owl, or Tegmalmn’s Owl to use the name applied in Europe, is a show stopper. So to get the chance to see a breeding site in Churchill northern Manitoba was a wee bit special. We drove out of town … Continue reading

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“Awesome” summer relived

I don’t profess to be a photographer, but would love to have the time, money and patience to get to grips with it one day. Time being its about getting digiscoped record shots to capture that memory. Some friends have … 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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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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