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Photo of a male wood duck

The wood duck – flamboyance, elegance and hard work

What a flamboyant bird! The male “woodie” comes with over 6 different colours – red, metallic purplish-green, white stripes, patches of yellow, dark red, black and blue. The hen is less conspicuous. She has some beautiful brown and white flecked feathers with blue under her wings and a distinctive teardrop-shaped white eye patch and a whitish […]

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Photo of Chloée ziplining through the jungle canopy in Roatan, Honduras

Ziplining through the jungle in Honduras

Ever wonder what it would be like to go zipping through the jungle canopy, high above the ground, hanging by a thread? I did and so did the girls. So we tried it while we were in Honduras and I have to say, it really was a fabulous experience.     During our stay on […]

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Photo of a turkey vulture

The turkey vulture culture

While not one of the prettiest creatures in Honduras, the turkey vulture makes up for what it lacks in the beauty department by being incredibly useful to mother earth. Turkey vultures are large, meat-eating birds that excel at soaring. They don’t kill to survive; they survive on things that have been killed. Turkey vultures are […]

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Photo of two dolphins jumping

Atlantic bottlenose dolphin in Honduras

Bottlenose dolphins are one of the best known dolphins. They live in warm salt water oceans around the world. They’re sleek, highly trainable, highly intelligent creatures that stay together in close knit social groups called “pods” and have a complex communication system, including sounds for individual names or “signature whistles.” I heard that the best place to […]

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Photo of a blue-tailed emerald hummingbird having a snak

Honduras hummers

On the mosquito coast, the skeeters are bigger than the hummingbirds but the hummers outnumber the skeeters, which is good news for mosquito bait gringos like me. The blue-tailed emerald hummingbird (Esmeralda de Cola Azul in Spanish) averages 7.4 cm in length and weighs around 2.6 g. They are abundant here. The male’s plumage is […]

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Photo of a male junco

Show me your junco

Today I saw some juncos; it’s not the first time, for sure, but I had my camera so I was able to snap a few shots to show you just how gorgeous these little birds are. The snowbird The dark-eyed junco or “snowbird” is a common winter visitor to many Canadian backyards. It’s called the snowbird […]

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Photo of Chloée doing a grand jeté during her ballet solo

Danse dance danse

Yesterday was the avant première for Chloée’s dance troupe. It was at the Museum of Civilization in Hull.  It went really well. Over 100 dance numbers were perfomed in a span of about 7 hours.  Chloée had 5 numbers in jazz and ballet to perform throughout the day – 4 group numbers and one solo. […]

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