Tuesday, 29 March 2016

 A Golden-Crowned Kinglet
A Brown Creeper

Many birds are flooding in now. The warming temps brought an assortment of new arrivals. Rusty Blackbirds, Brown Creepers, Kinglets, Sap-suckers. I would have to say, the 2016 spring migration has begun!

Saturday, 26 March 2016

 A male Canadian Goose watches me carefully as I approach his mate and nest. Seems that a pair of geese have set up a nest on our pond outback. I'll definitely keep you up-dated with photo's.
A beautiful image of one of our numerous Jays!

It's early in the 2016 bird migration scheme here in south western Ontario. We had a brief warming trend over a week ago that brought some early migrants up. The next week is looking great in terms of weather and temps. Things are definably warming which means more birds! I'm hoping for some rare sparrows such as the White Throated and White Crowned Sparrows soon. Maybe a return of a Lincoln. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Monday, 14 March 2016

Saturday, 12 March 2016

A long exposer of Quance Dam (10 second exp. 24mm, f18, 100 ISO, HOYA Variable Density filter)

Friday, 11 March 2016

 A Juvenile Sharp-Shinned Hawk

A short video of his visit.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

 A Grackle
 A spring Robin
 A couple of love birds!
My, it's amazing how quickly things progress once the temps start to rise!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

 The starlings are coming in increasing numbers now. Their markings are incredible this time of year.

Friday, 4 March 2016

 An immature Sharp-Shinned Hawk makes a noisy arrival at the feeders this morning. His hunting skills need improvement. I re-posted an image of a Cooper's Hawk for comparison since both adults look similar but for size. Sharp-Sinned is about 10-14" and the Cooper is 14-20". 

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Pine Siskin Feeding. I had up-loaded this image before but, the highlights were a bit dark so I touched it up a bit. I love this shot!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016