Saturday, 31 January 2015

Black-headed Gulls

This was the largest flock of Black-headed Gulls I've seen for a while. There were several more than I have pictured here.
They were pretty active as well, this being a day when the ice was breaking up after a mild day with a lot of wind.
January 25, Mathew's Lake.

Northern Pintail

Female (top) and male Northern Pintail. Lots of birds moving at Mathew's Lake on this day - January 25.

A Cold Day in January

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Black -capped Chickadee
I've always liked how birds look on the really cold days. The way they are able to fluff up their feathers
to insulate themselves from the bitter cold. They handle the weather better than me. These were actually
taken on two separate days, the first on January 6 in East Jordan, the latter two at Hemeon's Head on January 17.
The wind chill on the 17th was the worst I've been out in for a long while.

Sunday, 25 January 2015


Male Hairy Woodpecker - Jan. 6, East Jordan. One of four Hairys coming to my feeders.

Female Downy Woodpecker - Jan. 7, East Jordan.
The one lonely Downy Woodpecker that I've had.

Ring-billed Gull

Four in a series of shots of a Ring-billed Gull taken at Mathew's Lake on Jan. 11. I'm not sure if there was
a payoff at the end. If there was then I missed that shot.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Red Knot

Some shots of a group of three Red Knots that I found at Mathew's Lake on January 11.
There are usually a few birds that try to over-winter here. This year I've seen more than in recent past years.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Pine Siskins

The Pine Siskins arrived at the feeder in the past week but have seemed to disappear as quickly as they arrived.
The first couple shots were taken on a rainy day - you can see rain drops as streaks in the images,
The last shot was from a snowy day -the bird's plumage is puffed out more to insulate against the cold.
January 4, 8 - East Jordan.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Harlequin Ducks

These were taken on two separate days in roughly the same location. Dec. 26 and Jan. 1 - Little Port L'hebert.