Sam the Bald Eagle

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Back in May I got a wonderful opportunity to photograph some awesome raptors. I got to get up close and work on capturing in flight shots! Here are some photos of Sam the Bald Eagle. It was quite something getting to photograph him flying over water (got his wing tips dragging in the water in a couple of shots) and though it was super windy I think the added texture is cool. A few of the photos with Sam were done over Lake Erie. I will be posting more raptor photos in the coming days!

Peregrine Falcon

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Peregrine Falcon, Mountsberg Raptor Centre

The last bird I shot at Mountsberg was this amazing peregrine falcon. This bird was illegally bred in captivity and later rescued from an abusive individual. Luckily, Mountsberg runs a raptor rescue centre that makes sure that birds like this peregrine live a decent life after facing abuse.

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Eastern Screech Owl

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Eastern Screech Owl, Mountsberg Raptor Centre

This week I got a wonderful opportunity to photograph some owls. Here is the eastern screech owl! It was so amazing to get up close with this little guy. The colours in the feathers is something else, no wonder they are hard to find in their natural setting.

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Eastern Screech Owl, Mountsberg Raptor Centre
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Eastern Screech Owl, Mountsberg Raptor Centre

 

Unusual City Dweller

There is so much wildlife present if you take the time to look for it. In this case I heard there were herons hanging around a stream off of the Iron Horse trail. Never expected to find a green heron! The fact that a bird like this was hanging around so close to downtown Kitchener just goes to show the importance of green spaces.

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Green heron off the Iron Horse trail in Kitchener