Welcome to the Wildlife of Holyrood. It's home to a variety of wildlife including whales, sea otters & seals and numerous species of birds.
This gallery is dedicated to the wildlife that call this little harbour home. During the summer months at low tide the harbour's bottom is completely exposed in areas. So what is normally covered under several feet of water is exposed. The rocks and muddy bottom provide a feast for the birds in the area. Eagles, Hawks, Kingfishers and Gulls can be seen daily feasting on the creatures left high and dry by the receding tides.
The Hawks actually show up at the same time every day. Like clockwork you can almost get it down to the minute on when they arrive to feast on the fish in the shallows. The gulls can usually be seen scavenging snails, mollusks and fish from the shallow waters and from the seaweed. The Eagles and Gannets are harder to see as they show up every now and then. The harbour has high cliffs so it's a great spot for these great birds to perch and wait as they scan the waters far below.
I can usually be seen at some point during the day watching and waiting to photograph these birds. It's a great way to wind down and just enjoy a bit of nature. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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I've never before witnessed the beauty in a nest of Eagles. These are such awe inspiring creatures. Everything from their immense wing span that churns the air into a chaotic, maelstrom when they beat their wings with all the power of a creature made to dominate the skies. Their talons were designed for the purpose of killing and grasping onto prey that never stood a chance from the start. These birds of prey are majestic in every way and when you can watch them in their natural element it is a feeling of sheer awe to witness their dedication to family and each other. I hope to be able to spend many more hours watching them before they're gone. I only wish I'd found this nest sooner, to be there from the egg to the hatchling to the flight of the chicks.
It was really cool to watch the parent eagles take turns in feeding their chicks. While one was off hunting the other would guard over the nest, carefully watching all that was happening around them.
The first time I was watching the nest the female came back with a large fish that was quickly devoured by the four of them. The chicks ate first and only after they were finished did the parents eat. The second time I had stopped by the nest the male brought back another bird for supper... I think it was a seagull.
I am hoping to get back there again in the next couple days to see what's new in the nest.
I'll be updating this gallery often so check back on the progress of the Eagles of Signal :)
When we think of Seagulls most of us think of them as those annoying birds that haunt our cars at the local drive thru. The annoying cry of their shrill and piercing song can be heard around garbage dumps and drive thru's in any city setting. It wasn't until I started photographing them at a seaside location near my home that I realized the beauty in these birds. There is a little harbour just down the road from my house and everyday when the tides go out it exposes the rocks that are usually under a few feet of water. The gulls and other birds flock to the site to feed on the crabs, starfish, snails, clams and other creatures left high and dry by the receeding tides. It's interesting to watch the birds hunt and play with their food.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy looking at these gulls as much as I enjoyed taking their picture :)
Thanks for checking out my wildlife section. This is a new section to my site and I am in the process of adding images so please check back often for updates.
Your wedding day is one of the most photographed events of your life. It's also one of the most hectic days for the bride. Time on your wedding day is very limited and arranged. When it comes to your photography you may not always get the wedding dress shots you want due to weather & time constraints.
This package offers a second chance to slip back into your dress and get your man back in his tux. It is meant to be a relaxing session dedicated to getting you that perfect dress shot you'll love for years to come.
This package gives you all the processed images in digital format on cd.
Prices start at $250 for locations in St. John's and area.
The session lasts approx. 2 hours.
2 locations within reasonable travel distance of each other are included in this session.
Images are uploaded to a secure, password protected viewing gallery so that you can share with friends and family.
For areas outside of St. John's please contact me for more info regarding pricing and availablity.