Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Snow Bunting

First Snow Bunting of the year. Well maybe the 2nd, a pair of birds flew off just before I saw this one. At least one was a Snow Bunting. Oct. 26, East Ragged Island.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Peregrine Falcon

These were taken October 18th in Little Port Le'hebert. The bottom image was the sharper of two similar shots, unfortunately I clipped the top wing on the bird in the foreground. These are both juveniles.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Chipping Sparrow

This guy was feeding at the side of the road in East Sable. This was just as the weather was changing - you can see the rain drops on the bird's back.

Baltimore Oriole - Fall plumage

I almost stepped on this guy as he hid in the low bushes. Not many places to hide at the end of West Head. Oct. 14, 2013.

Pectoral Sandpipers

There were lots of Pectoral Sandpipers around on this particular day providing a lot of chances for shots. These were two of the best. Oct. 13, Mathew's Lake NS.

Wilson's Snipe

These guys are very hard to find on the ground to photograph. You're more likely to have them flush at your feet before even seeing them. While I did get some better close-ups this one shows off the bird better than the others. Oct. 8, East Jordan.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Prairie Warbler

I found this bird last Sunday at Hemeon's Head and it's been quite a long time since the last time I saw one. While I like the pose and the bird a lot there are a few things about the photo that could have been better. I include it here more for the rarity than anything else.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Northern Harrier

I've had lots of opportunities to photograph this species but this was the first time in East Jordan. Not a lot of habitat here for them but they do migrate through here. This one was riding the thermal updraft a long with a Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Black and White Warbler

One of several Black and White Warblers seen in Lockeport on October 1st. There was also at least one Parula and Blackpoll there and possibly a Yellowthroat.