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Brad Brendan
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The Codroy Valley - Newfoundland's Utopia
On May 25th, 2015 i spontaneously decided i was going to head to the Codroy Valley in the morning. At 6:00am i hit the Trans Canada Highway heading west, almost 900km later and i arrived in what i can only describe as a utopia just like Raymond Zinck descri...

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More on my Tree Swallow nest box project
Since 2010 i have been placing numerous nest boxes at a pond near my house. Neville's Pond as most people call it is usually home to 15 or more nesting pairs of Tree Swallows. When i was 13 i noticed these beautiful little blue birds trying to jam themselve...

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Spring arrives at Neville's Pond
Finally winter is behind us and spring is here. Although temperatures are not even double digits most days it sure is nice to be able to go out shooting with out a heavy winters coat on. Neville's Pond is what i would consider as my little "patch" where i c...

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Pomarine & Parasitic Jaeger - Witless Bay
Sunday April 26 i decided to head to Renews in search of the possibility of european birds showing up like they did around this date last year. Despite horrible weather i was able to capture some very memorable images. When i arrived at renews at  11am i co...

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Rain & Wind
So far this winter season the Avalon Peninsula has experienced quite a lot of wind and rain. Although we have had snow on the ground many times, it never lasts with the rain and constant fluctuating temperatures. Again today the island is being hit with yet...

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Trip Report part 2
Like i mentioned before, one of the things i focused on was waterfowl and more specifically waterfowl that is uncommon to Newfoundland. The great lakes abundant supply of Zebra Mussels which are an invasive species seem to provide and excellent food source ...

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- Trip Report -
  Ontario January 8-15th 2015 For some time now I have been fantisizing about images of sea ducks and owls that residents of Ontario post during the winter months. This year just after Christmas I got a great deal on a flight to Toronto,Ontario. January 8th...

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Happy Holidays!
I got this image last weekend during the Cape Race Christmas bird count. Taken in Chance Cove Provincial park. Figured id post this on top of my last blog post as i have been very slow lately in updating the blog! Ill be heading to Toronto, Ontario on Jan 8...

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The Coots Are Back!
When i first began watching and photographing birds it seemed to me that coots were somewhat common and could be seen at local ponds regularly. Last year it seemed coots were almost non existent here on the avalon or as far as i could tell. Now in recent da...

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Big News!
As of yesterday i pre-ordered my new Canon 7D Mark ii From what I've read online this camera is a game changer. With new better than ever ISO capabilities, 10 fps, All new auto focussing system and improved sensor this camera should give the Canon 1-DX a ru...
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