Sunday, 28 July 2013

Gadwall - hen

I was taking pictures of Belted Kingfishers when this hen Gadwall made a close fly-by. I'm pretty sure she didn't see me until the last second.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow

Lots of shots of this guy today at Johnson's Pond. I think this one is my favourite of the set.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Great Blue Heron

There has been a heron in the pond bordering our property pretty regularly the last week or more. It is beginning to tolerate my presence somewhat only flying in this case to find a better fishing spot.


There were lots of shorebirds around on Sunday including this Killdeer. I was surprised it let me approach this close since normally they are pretty wary.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Bird Prints

I had a few photos printed in the last week. I made the hardwood frames and had them matted and this time was lucky enough to have them displayed at a local gallery. These will be at Focus Gallery at 25C King St. Shelburne until the end of August.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Hudsonian Godwit

This lone Godwit has been around for a week or more at Mathew's Lake, time to add it to the blog. The flight shot was taken later on August 8 and is likely not the same bird. There have been four or five at a time since the first lone bird.

Common Terns

Common Terns doing a mid-air, mock battle at a small breeding colony in Mathew's Lake. I'm not sure of the significance of this but I believe it's mostly for show at this point in the breeding season.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Eastern Wood Pewee

It  was hard to get this guy in good lighting today (too many harsh shadows) although he/she was fairly co-operative otherwise.

Short-billed Dowitcher

The Dowitchers are always more colourful when they first arrive here from their breeding grounds. This guy let me get relatively close today.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Green-winged Teal pair

This teal pair was sharing the pond at Hemeon's Head with a couple other teal, one with ducklings as well as a couple of hen Mallards and a drake Gadwall.