Monthly Archives: August 2012

Peregrine Falcon: An amazing bird

This majestic bird is a peregrine falcon; a predator which is common in the NWT.

In this case two birds were screeching and flying loops. I suspect our group of travellers had approached its nest. The bird did its best to scare us away. (The display did allow for a quick round of pictures)

Magnificent birds, those predators!

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Birds: Young Canada Geese

Spotted during a recent river trip: Some Canada Geese which seem to be in an awkward teenage phase of losing feathers.

Fishing trip: walking along a river

A bear’s paw print.

The NWT offers spectacular locations for fishing. Sometimes you have to walk and even swim to reach the best locations.

A few more views from the greenhouse: Season wrapping up

We’ve got cucumbers coming in, as well as tomatoes. The Inuvik Community greenhouse is doing very well this year.

Ospreys on a high tower

Spotted today outside Inuvik near the airport: Two birds were making large circles and building a nest atop a high tower.

The birds were carrying sticks in their talons.

I believe the birds are Ospreys, but they could also be golden eagles.

Operation Nanook: A look at the Canadian Forces outside Inuvik

Internet cables snake between tents

The medical tent

Food supplies

Flexible plastic pouches hold drinking water. Easier to roll and ship than tanks.

The Canadian Forces are training outside of Inuvik this summer. By August, 600 people could be involved. The event is called Operation Nanook and the main part is setting up a camp outside Inuvik.

Local businesses have been appreciating the presence of military staff, as they come into the town to buy coffee and snacks.

Operation Nanook will tie into some kind of emergency simulation later this year.