Saturday, 28 March 2015

Late Day Snowy

I found this bird late in the day on March 24 at Hemeon's Head. I assume it's the same bird that's been hanging out there
most of the winter. While I wasn't able to get close I did manage some reasonable shots from a distance. The sun was low
in the sky which is why it has that golden hue.

Brown Creeper

I believe this bird was trying to take a nap when I found it.

Earlier I had seen it feeding on the ground.

They blend in so well with the lichen on this Red Maple,
Hopefully it managed to get some rest after being rudely awakened. I did see it in roughly the same spot
awhile later. March 22, East Jordan.

Greater Scaup

These were all taken on March 10 at Lockeport at the same time as the Mergansers and Bufflehead. There were a lot to
choose from so it took a while to settle on these 5 images.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Red-breasted Mergansers

A few more shots from March 10 at Lockeport. There seemed to be mostly male mergansers in the area  including a few juveniles
that look like a female with a black eye. So I'm not sure who they were trying to impress with the displays they were putting on.
Maybe it's just a territorial thing given that we're approaching the spring breeding season.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Bufflehead - Females

I took these shots on March 10 at Lockeport.  I wasn't expecting to have such good luck - I had a variety of waterfowl to choose from
including Scaup and Mergansers. Those shots will follow shortly.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Northern Pintail - Male

I was able to finally get back down to Mathew's Lake after missing the entire month of February. Thankfully the Pintails were still there
and I was able to get a few shots of one of the males. March 8.

Common Goldeneye

These were taken on two consecutive days at the same location. The lone male was shot on February 28 - the first shot just after it had swallowed
the fish he has in the final picture. The pair on the following day - March 1st as they flew out of the river at Jordan Falls.

Common Merganser

These were taken on three separate days at the same location. February 24 -28, Jordan Falls, NS