Author Archives: Steven Kennard

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

A small bird is hovering in front of a green yew bush, with its wings moving so fast they are almost blurred. Landing gear (feet) is down and his long bill is aiming up to the right. He has a brilliant red throat and pale mottled chest with irridescent green feathers.
Hummingbird about to Land on a Yew

We had observed this little bird hanging out on the yew tree outside for some time. I set up the camera and flash close to the bush with the radio remote control inside the house and waited for him to appear. It was a picture of patience as the other 93 taken will attest! Happy Wildlife Wednesday friends.

He is on my Animals Gallery

Furry Drone

I've only ever seen a flying squirrel once, in Kejimkujik Park in Nova Scotia. It was 'flying' around the campsite one night, moving so quickly it was hard to catch sight of where it was each time. This time it stopped to pick up something to eat before taking off again. They spread these flaps of skin between the front and back paws to glide between trees. Happy Squirrel Saturday!

A small furry grey, brown and cream squirrel is crouching on the trunk of a moss-covered trunk of a tree, preparing for takeoff You can see the cream edged flaps of skin reaching from the front paws to the back legs and a fluffy tail as well as roundish ears and huge black eyes.
Northern Flying Squirrel preparing for takeoff

I’ve only ever seen a flying squirrel once, in Kejimkujik Park in Nova Scotia. It was ‘flying’ around the campsite one night, moving so quickly it was hard to catch sight of where it was each time. This time it stopped to pick up something to eat before taking off again. They spread these flaps of skin between the front and back paws to glide between trees. Happy Squirrel Saturday!

A small furry grey, brown and cream squirrel is sitting up facing to the right, eating something in her paws. You can see the cream edged flaps of skin reaching down from the front paws to the back legs. We see ears and one big black eye as well as black whiskers.
Flying Squirrel

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Looking into You

A young orange tabby cat is looking straight at the camera. Only the head, shortish whiskers and parts of the ears and shoulders are showing.. His bright yellow eyes have multi-paned windows reflected in them.
Looking Deep Inside

Rupert, our first Cornish Rex cat had a way of looking deep into your eyes, as if he could see into your soul. He’s been gone for over 4 years now but I still love him.

Have a great Caturday, everyone, whenever you see this!

My animal photos are all on this gallery.

Not Much to Eat

A snowy scene with several deer foraging at the edge of the forest. A single deer in the front with her tail towards us has her head up and is looking to the right.
Foraging in the Snow

A winter visit to Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia always brings photographic rewards as the wildlife is much calmer and more focussed on finding food than worrying about me and my camera. This deer was curious, though, as we were quietly and patiently waiting for the right moment. She features on my ‘Animals’ gallery.

Badger Blue Eyes

A curly coated creamy coloured cat is looking slightly to the right of the camera, with big sapphire blue eyes. She has a face which has two colours divided down her nose: black with beige cheeks on one side, beige with black cheeks on the other. Her nose is half pink, half black. She has large ears.
Badger Blue Eyes

Badger sincerely wants to wish everyone a happy Caturday. The most sincere cat you would ever hope to meet, she’s been with us for 2.5 years now and will be 9 in February. From the moment she arrived from her hard working life to live with us, she settled right in and was the epitome of gentle kindness. She never seemed to mind her name changes – from originally being Clover through Aja to finally Badger. Have a great weekend, friends.

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