Friday, 31 May 2013

Blackburnian Warbler

Saw a couple of Blackburnians on Brier Island but no photos. This guy arrived in my backyard today.

Brier Island Update

The Bobolink and Baltimore Oriole weren't being displayed properly in the first post so I added a second. Still working out the kinks.

Red-eyed Vireo

This is another bird from the Brier Island trip. There was also a Warbling Vireo on the island which was a lifer for me.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Brier Island

Here are a few highlights from our Brier Island trip this year - May 28-29. Four birders - Carmen, Mark, Gretchen and myself - a little more than 24 hours and 74 species.  

In order - Blackpoll Warbler, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Summer Tanager.

(click to enlarge photos)



Sunday, 26 May 2013

Chestnut-sided Warbler

First, actually second one of the year for me.  I saw and photographed another bird about an hour earlier. Both were in the Jordan Falls area.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Black-throated Blue Warbler

One of my favourite warblers - the Black-throated Blue. After a few days of trying I think this is a pretty decent image. They've been pretty regular on my property the last few years.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Northern Parula

Parulas are one of the smallest and more colourful warblers we have in the province, also fairly common and vocal.

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroats arrived in numbers on the 15th of May here in East Jordan. They could be heard in many locations in the next couple of days.

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warblers arrived around the first of May. This one was in the East Green Harbour area.

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warblers are generally one of the first species to arrive back after the Palm and Yellow-rumped, although many Yellow-rumped over winter here. This is a male, females are not as heavily streaked.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Golden-crowned Kinglet

For comparison, here's a Golden-crowned Kinglet. These are fairly common in the area although not easy to see because of their small size.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Not sure if this is the same guy I photographed a couple weeks ago - this time he was a little more co-operative. Hope to have similar luck with Golden-crowned which are a lot more numerous.