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About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".

June 4th Brookside Cottage Garden & Artisan Tour

My friend and colleague Corinne Van de Grootevheen  owns a most amazing and extraordinary rural property in Tyrone, Ontario where she has planted over 60 different species of trees. It has gardens, a covered bridge, a brook and inspiring outdoor art.  Every … Continue reading

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Ducks in Dire Straits

Every once and a while I get lucky and capture a beautiful image of some form of wildlife.  Today, I had the fortune of taking the attached photo. It is a male red-breasted merganser, one of my favourite diving ducks. … Continue reading

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Great Gray Owl Up Close ……. Another First for Me

The same week that I photographed the Snowy Owl on the shore of Lake Ontario at the Newcastle Marina, I also saw my first Great Gray Owl. It was north of Whitby and many birders and photographers had reported sightings … Continue reading

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Bond Head Revisited …….. Another Amazing Sight!

Last Sunday, I made an another amazing discovery when I took a short drive down to the shore of Lake Ontario. Normally I’m on the east side of the “channel” but that day I was on the west side where … Continue reading

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Furry Mammal Identified

My previous post resulted in many comments and also in identification of the creature who killed the duck. Consensus is that it is a mink. Thank you for to everyone who took the time to send links to websites and … Continue reading

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Nature Can Be Cruel …… Death of a Duck at Bond Head

I observed an event today which I have never seen before.  I was unsure if I should post the story and the photos on my blog as I normally share only “pretty” pictures but decided that some people might find … Continue reading

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Winterland Continues …… Frenzied Feeding Viewed Through the Window

When I awoke yesterday morning, there was no doubt that the weather forecast had again been accurate. It was snowing and blowing and visibility here on the farm was almost zero. My computer is situated close to our front door … Continue reading

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Windy Winterland

Okay, my “Winter Wonderland – Not Quite Black and White” post from December 20th. spoke of the beauty and featured lovely photos of the winter.  Now, a month later, I have to say that I am getting really tired of … Continue reading

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Fabulous Feathers! ……. My Best Red Bellied Woodpecker Shots

My “mission” the last 3 months has been to get a fabulous photo of a red bellied woodpecker. My last post featured 3 different types of woodpeckers that I have seen almost daily in my backyard. The red bellied in … Continue reading

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Woodpeckers at Work

Compared to the last winter, there were fewer birds at my feeders until late December.  After the first big snowfall, followed by the unforgettable ice storm on December 21st.,my bird feeders were suddenly needing to be replenished twice a day. … Continue reading

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