Category Archives: Birds

Watchful raven

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I really wonder about the daily life of ravens. How do they survive in the -30 temperatures? How do their stomachs process frozen food, and their feet withstand perching on ice?

Amazing birds.

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Dog with many companions (or tormentors!)

A lot of ravens were around this dog. My guess is that they’re pecking at his food dish the moment he turns around..

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!

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.

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.

Spotted: More seagulls

These very marine birds are seen everywhere these days.

Spotted: Eagle’s nest on a high-tech perch

This eagle family set up on top of a radio tower. Certainly out of range of any predators.