Cooper’s Hawk looking for lunch

The garden was visited briefly this morning by the neighbourhood Cooper’s hawk, undoubtedly on the lookout for a meal at our feeders. He stayed just long enough to get a couple of photographs and then departed, still hungry.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

By |2023-01-23T12:52:44-05:00January 23rd, 2023|Baie-D'Urfe, birds|0 Comments

Meet Scurry the Squirrel

Head Squirrel of the Garden Clean-up Team

Scurry the Squirrel – because he scurries and he is an Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and with a genus like Sciurius naming him Scurry just fits.

Despite being black(ish) he/she is nevertheless a Gray Squirrel, as are the rather less common cream coloured forms.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 11 May, 2021
  • Focal length: 219.82000757863mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2021-05-11T16:31:50-04:00May 11th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, mammal|2 Comments


Long time visitors to this site will have seen this image before – it’s the “best” raccoon portrait I have ever taken (I think) but the recent visitations have not allowed me to better it, so here it it again. Fun creatures so long as they don’t get in your garbage.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
  • Taken: 12 July, 2006
  • Exposure bias: -1/3EV
  • Focal length: 260mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s

By |2020-08-17T10:03:37-04:00August 18th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, mammal|0 Comments
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