Thursday, April 30, 2020

Up In The Air

Today I'm closing out the bird gallery at the Museum of Nature from my February visit.

The provinces and territories of Canada each have an official bird, displayed together in several cases.

And here is the last set. Tomorrow we carry on with the visit.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Like other animals, birds can shift colours seasonally. A display case here shows examples.

Thematically speaking the display moves on to similar colours in different sized birds.

There's something unusual to be found here, a partial albino. Lifting the lid gives the name of the species.

And here it is.

Monday, April 27, 2020


I left off yesterday with a diorama inside the bird gallery at the Museum of Nature. Here is another one, featuring sage grouse of the Canadian Prairies.

And here we have another, the gray crowned ruby finch.

Returning to the display cases, birds are generally organized in a given theme by each case.

Sunday, April 26, 2020


I'm back, at least for the moment. I'll see if I can keep up a daily post, but of course a lot is going to depend on if I'll be able to photograph tulips next month. In the meantime, I've still got shots from my visit back in February from the Museum of Nature, and a few things I've shot since then.

The next gallery in the Museum concentrates on birds, with a wealth of birds from across North America featured thematically in display cases.

There are some smaller encased dioramas in here, such as with this hawk along the shorelines of the Great Lakes.