Monday, June 20, 2011


Decided to head out to Ojibway Park today and try our luck.  Instead, we got eaten alive!!  We (my daughter and I) managed to photograph a few new to us species..2 at the feeders, 1 on the trail.  Better luck next time....
Possibly a White Breasted Nuthatch??  Correct me if I'm wrong...Yup, White breated Nuthatch :)

A woodpecker of some variety...

Possibly a Gray Catbird?? Correct me if I'm wrong.

We did get some nice forest shots....

Swan Family

I was driving home from picking up my daughter and saw this swan family in a pond on the way home.  It is near the WFCU centre...just east of it.  I was thankful that I (almost) always have a camera with me :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Niagara Falls

My daughter had a swim meet in St. Catherine's this past weekend, and while there, we headed to Niagara Falls for the day with some friends.  There were TONNES of gulls in the gorge going after fish, but I didn't get any good pictures of that.  There were also a couple of birds I was unable to was brownish with a lighter coloured neck that dove under like a loon and another appeared to be pure black.  Both of these I was unable to get pictures of...they were in far less number and at a greater distance that even with cropping, I cannot make out any distinguishing marks.  Oh well.  Here are a few of bird pictures I did friend was teasing me that I took so many pictures of such "rare" birds.

I love the reflection!

Blurry, but I love the "action" shot of running!

Kids and Birding

Everytime I suggest to my kids, "Today would be a great day to go out birding!  Wanna come?", all I hear in return are grumbles about how boring it is and how slow I walk when I am trying to see birds.  They lead me to believe they don't enjoy spotting new birds.  Hah!  Well, when going through the pictures saved on my camera card, I found these pictures, taken by one of my children (not sure who) of this previously unknown bird to our yard :)  Notice how many he or she took!  I still haven't seen one myself, so I cannot include it in my life bird list, but am happy my kids are taking note!

I believe this is a Northern Flicker.  Does anyone know if it is a red or yellow shafted?  I only see the red on the black "mustache" on its "cheek"...