Welcome to the Black Dog Barnyard Photography Studio, located on a small hobby farm nestled in the woods just outside of beautiful Bancroft, Ontario.

Sandra is a photographer who specializes in animal photography. Her work has been featured in calendars, brochures, promotional material, greeting cards, books and more.

She offers photography sessions throughout the Bancroft area. Black Dog Barnyard is a division of Sandra's retail store, West Wind Gallery & Gifts, located in downtown Bancroft. Click the links above to learn more about the services she offers.

The ducks are maturing

Look who's all grown up!

Our Rouen Ducks are now 3 1/2 months old and they look like mature ducks.  The drakes have glorious green heads with white bands, and the hens are stunning with their blue tipped wings.

It wasn't that long ago that they arrived on our farm as wee ducklings.
 Here they are on August 1, about one week old.

They grew quickly and by 1 month of age they had entered the ugly duckling stage, although they still looked cute to us!

By  September they were quickly catching up in size to Lana who has been an ever vigilant guardian to her flock.

And now today they are as big if not bigger than she is, and their plumage has come in with their thick downy feathers as they brace for the arrival of winter.