Friday, December 23, 2011

Blasts from the Past

 Lapland Longspur, just up the road from the house, January 2011.

 Northern Map Turtle, Frontenac Provincial Park, June 2011.

 Common Whitetail, Dundas Valley, June 2011.

 Male Varied Thrush, Cold Creek Conservation Area, March 2010.

 Nesting Great Egret, Toronto, June 2011.

Blanding's Turtle, Frontenac Provincial Park, June 2011.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Birds

It's been a few weeks since the early spring birds came back. Robins (like this one in our garden), Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbirds, Grackles and Vultures are now quite ubiquitous. The last couple of weeks have seen migration start to gather pace. Swallows, sparrows, the first Pine Warblers, terns and the like are all arriving with new species appearing every day.

Great Egret at Van Wagners Pond, Hamilton - 2 April.

Tree Swallow in residence at Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto - 12 April.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More Owls

I took these shots a few weeks ago, but have not got round to uploading them. This Long-eared Owl was just too good to resist. I also discovered how heavy 500mm f4 lenses are. Thanks to the kind folks who allowed me to use theirs.

Also saw this little Northern Saw-whet Owl while working in Toronto a few weeks ago. Typically obscured, but you get the idea.