January 30, 2012
Golden fronted woodpecker
This bird is similar in size and shape to our red bellied woodpecker up north.
Same type of call.
January 24, 2012
American oyster catcher
Just how fast do you have to run to catch an oyster?
January 23, 2012
January 20, 2012
buff bellied hummingbird
We saw these last year but we didn't see colour like this.
weather is still good, 80s, no snow.
January 18, 2012
Temperatures in the 80's and sunny.
Beats Canadian winters.
January 17, 2012
white tailed kite
I'm glad I developed an allergy to snow.
It has given me a chance to see some great birds down in Texas.
This white tailed kite was sitting in a small tree beside the road.
January 11, 2012
He was very vigilent in keeping track of where the eagle was.
I wonder what owl tastes like to an eagle.
January 09, 2012
This is only a portion of the crowd that came to see the great grey owl that has been vacationing from northern Ontario.
There were another 70-80 people on the other side of the road.
The police came several times to get people off the road as thye were blocking traffic. This road is an 80k (50 mph) speed limit.
It is nice that a lot of people were interested enough to come out to view the bird but to many were crowding the bird.
January 07, 2012
A pair of bufflehead were moving rapidly away from the dock after they spotted me.
Understandable as it is still hunt season.
If you look at it in large you will see the water running up the male( on the right) almost to his bill.
January 06, 2012
January 04, 2012
Did you want whipped cream on your berries?
Winter showed up yesterday, in a mild form, light snow and below freezing temperatures.
These left over berries stood out against the dusting of snow.
January 02, 2012
The incredibly rare Duck Woodpecker
Found only in Southwestern Ontario, usually in the early winter.
Only one confirmed record.
Range - unknown
Breeding habits - unknown
Foods - unknown