Sunday, 20 August 2017

13 August 2017 - Repaired lens Outing.

Got my Tamron 70-300 lens repaired. Took it out on an outing but was not very happy with the results. Could be my old Canon T1i is getting a little long in the tooth. Both camera and lens are 7 or 8 years old.

Bee Hive
Built into the wall of the Fort Whyte Interpretive Center. Walked past the Bee Hive numerous times before without even noticing it.

Canada Goose

Coot Juveniles

Crow

Leopard Frog

Mallard

Mallard

Painted Turtle

Thistle

Friday, 11 August 2017

Assorted Photos - 11 August 2017

Fort Whyte Bird Hosues

Butterfly

Butterfly

Butterfly

Cackling Geese 

Corn

Dandelion

Deer

Double Crested Cormorant 

Eastern Phoebe

Hooded Merganser female 

House Sparrow 

House Sparrow with Isabellinism 

Kildeer

Painted Turtle

Path

Pine Siskin

Rail Cars

Song Sparrow

Wood Duck

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Assorted Photos - 5 August 2017

American Redstart

Bald Eagle

Baltimore Oriole Female 

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black Capped Chickadee 

Blue Jay

Blue Winged Teal - Redhead - Coot

Butterfly

Canada Toad

Fence Post




House Sparrow with Isabellinism

                   The Difference Between Albinism, Leucism & Isabellinism

The different types of albinism have to do with the body’s inability to produce melanin, leading to white, gray, or cream-colored hair and skin. Leucism occurs when color pigments are produced in a lower amount than normal, and normal skin, fur, or feather patterns and textures remain. Isabellinism happens when normally dark-pigmented areas develop as a sort of washed-out grayish-yellow, and it’s supposedly named for an archduchess who refused to remove her underwear for three years.

Path

Squirrel

Yellow Headed Blackbird 

Yellow Rumped Warbler 

Yellow Warbler