FEATURED, NATURE

Robin: feeding chicks

Happy summer everyone! I just got back from a fun filled family reunion in Alberta and a phenomenal week of sailing through the Gulf Islands with Miguel. Aside from an awesome tan, I’ve got tons of pics to share.

These little robins hatched while I was at my brother’s house in Sylvan Lake. They nested right outside the patio door; Sometimes I just can’t believe my luck. Watching them became my meditation/alone time.

It’s quite incredible how after standing there long enough the hunter Robin decided I wasn’t a threat. With beak full of scrumptious slithery worms and bugs, he sat on a near tree branch for almost 10 minutes before delivering to hungry chicks and mamma. (I’m assuming the gender–it’s very hard to tell a female from male and they seemed to have taken turns doing the protecting and hunting anyway).

WATCH THEM FEED HERE! This was the last day I was there and at the end of the video it looks like the little chick is going to push itmself right out of the nest with it’s wings.

ATHLETES, PEOPLE

Melissa Hollingsworth

Melissa Hollingsworth

Mellisa Hollingsworth

Olympic Skeleton

• Silver medal at the 2011 World Cup.• Bronze medal at the Turin 2006 Olympics.• First overall in the 2009-10 World Cup.• Third in the Austria 2009-10 World Cup.• Second in the St. Moritz, Switzerland 2009-10 World Cup.• First in the Königssee, Germany 2009-10 World Cup.• Third in the Cesana, Italy 2009-10 World Cup.• Second in the Winterberg, Germany 2009-10 World Cup.• Sixth in the Altenberg, Germany 2009-10 World Cup.• First in the Lake Placid 2009-10 World Cup.

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Lauren Woolstencroft

Lauren Woosltencroft

Lauren Woolstencroft

Paralympic Alpine Skier

Known as the Paralympic Winter Games “Golden Girl”, she was born without legs below the knee and no left arm below the elbow • Five gold medals at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics • One gold and one silver medal at the Turin 2006 Paralympics • Two gold and one bronze medal at the Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympics • IPC Paralympic Sport Awards 2007 Best Female Athlete.

 

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Jaime Walton

Jaime Walton

Jaime Walton

Boxer

Heavyweight boxer at 225 pounds • Four wins, three draws and two losses.

 

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Amanda Morley

elite athlete Amanda Morley

Amanda Moreley

Olympic Bobsledder

Four world start records during 2003-2004 • Big 12 Conference Champion Women’s Weight Throw • Two-time U.S. Canadian National Team Push Athlete during 2008-2010 • Turin 2006 Olympic team alternate • Vancouver 2010 Olympic team alternate.

 

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Jamie Gregg

Jamie Gregg

Olympic Long Track Speed Skater

Silver medal in the 2011 World Cup • Eighth in the 500m Vancouver 2010 Olympics • First in the 500m and eighth in the 1000m for the Canadian 2009-2010 season • Bronze medal in the 500m Calgary 2009 World Cup • Distance championships and fifteenth in the overall World Cup standing in the same distance • Eight top-ten performances on the 2008-2009 World Cup Circuit • Ranked first in Canada in the 500m for the 2008-2009 season • Won the overall 500m on the 2007 Canada Cup Circuit