Thursday, February 5, 2009


Not great images...Kestrels are notoriously jumpy and take immense pleasure in watching your shutter finger closely, judging the precise moment to take off in order to frustrate your photographic ambition. Nice female this though.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Backroad Birds

Cruising the backroads to the north and west of Dundas this morning, I came across a few typical winter birds, nothing especially unusual. This male Eastern Bluebird was in a small group of four birds.

A female - also in the party.

This was the first of two Northern Mockingbirds I encountered. I also saw a Northern Shrike, which was my first this winter.