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Bald Eagles in Brackendale

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Christopher Martin Photography

Immature in flight - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII + 500mm f/4 lens and 1.4X extender:  1/1000 of a second at f/6.3 on ISO 3200

I was in Brackendale, just north of Squamish, for a couple of days in December.  Every year thousands of Bald Eagles congregate in this area along the banks of the Squamish River.  There are three separate salmon spawning runs that overlap between November and February that result in dead and dying salmon littering the rocky shoreline.  The easy dining is a draw for eagles, seagulls as well as the occasional otter and seal (which in turn are quite the draw for photographers as it turns out!)  I was there for the Bald Eagles and was not disappointed in any way.  The first day was spent along the berm, that serves as a main viewing point, a bit further upriver in an eddy where a particularly cool eagle was hanging out.

Walking this way - 2013 © Christopher Martin-33612Canon 5DIII…

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A surprising nest

‘new house’

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Chickadee Excavation - 2013 © Christopher Martin

In front of the patio to the front door of my house there is a stump where the previous owners had cut down what must have been a large tree.  Aside from the occasional decoration, this trunk remains largely unused by us.  However, we all like it so there it stays.  Now, I understand why… today a pair of Boreal Chickadees started to dig out their hollow to make their nest.  They carried out small clumps of wood pulp clawed out on every trip.  I hope they choose to stay here.

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Best Photos of April by National Geographic

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Funnel Cloud, Minnesota

Photograph by Mitch Dobrowner

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Zebras, Serengeti

Photograph by Giulio Zanni

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Milky Way, New Zealand

Photograph by Stefan Mutch

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Mesa Arch, Canyonlands

Photograph by Chris Carvalho

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Sunrise, Badlands National Park

Photograph by Dan Dady

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Las Pozas, Mexico

Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

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Waterfall, Iceland

Photograph by Hordur Finnbogason

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Manta Ray and Snorkeler, Australia

Photograph by Violeta Jahnel

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Monte Perdido, Spain

Photograph by Maxime Daviron

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source: nationalgeographic.com

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Amazing Forest Trails!

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Photographer: Ildiko Neer,  title: dreamland

source: perierga.gr

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Black-necked Stilts at Frank Lake

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Marsh glider - 2013 © Christopher Martin
When I first went down to Frank Lake a couple of weekends ago, the American Avocets were the only shorebirds in the small marsh next to the large blind along the water.  When I returned at the end of that weekend, there were a couple of Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) that had joined the good times fishing in the shallows.
An evening stroll through the marsh - 2013 © Christopher Martin
The two seemed like a couple as they never strayed to far from one another.  The females can be distinguished by brown-tinged upper parts, whereas the males are a solid black.  The difference was not easily seen but I think I could identify one male and one female.
Spring pairing - 2013 © Christopher Martin
These are cool little birds.  Striking in appearance and very interesting to watch as they stalk around a marsh.  I’m excited to find out whether chicks will be following these two around soon.
Abbey Road - 2013 © Christopher Martin
Stilt landing - 2013 © Christopher Martin

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10 Beautiful Bays in the World!

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Katerina'sGift

Bay of Fundy, Canada

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, Adriatic Sea

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Paradise Bay, Antarctica

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Guanabara Bay, Brazil

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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Phang Nga Bay, Phuket

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Port Jackson, Sydney

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Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

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San Francisco Bay, California

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source: perierga.gr

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On the edge of Kananaskis with an owl

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Forest flight - 2013 © Christopher Martin

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I persuaded my children to join me for a drive through Bragg Creek into Kananaskis last night to look for the Great Gray Owls that have returned to some of their summer haunts.  We traveled several of the backroads with not much wildlife found but the sun was out and we enjoyed chatting away.  I had turned back towards home when Kian spotted a beautiful Great Gray up in an aspen tree.

Curiosity - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Its plumage matched the bark quite well and I had completely missed it.  Luckily my son’s sharp eyes did not.

Launch - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Having accomplished the find, Kian then returned to his story while Kezia and I got out and watched the owl swoop across the open forest between trees for almost an hour.  There was great light and the owl was hunting and resting normally so we enjoyed…

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Raising the Art Alarm in Turkey

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Recent legal news from Turkey has provoked concern among a number of commentators in both the art world and the Christian world.  As reported in several news outlets, such as in this article which appeared in The Art Newspaper, Turkish courts have decided that a historic former church in the city of Trabzon can now be turned into a mosque.  It is part of a slowly increasing seepage of more strictly Islamic thought and practice into secular Turkish law and politics, which has been underway for some time now.

The beautifully decorated Byzantine building dates from the 12th century; it was turned into a mosque in the 15th century, subsequently abandoned and used for various secular purposes, then restored and turned into a museum in the early 20th century.  Many art historians and legal watchers believe that this is simply a legal test case, and a prelude to the great…

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