Sunday, 24 March 2019

Snow Day - Fox Sparrow

It is a bit unusual to have a Fox Sparrow here all Winter.  Typically they show up in the Fall and leave after a few days or arrive in early Spring and stay awhile before moving on. This bird has been here since late Fall and was still around today - March 24. I think there may have been more than a few that overwintered this year.  I did see two others on an outing today, I'm not sure if they were early migrants or just more of those that spent the Winter. 

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Snow Day - Hairy Woodpeckers

From a couple of different snow days from this past Winter, both male and female Hairy Woodpeckers. The male is my resident woodpecker, has been a regular here for a number of years now. There have been several females over the past few Winters and I can't say I'm able to distinguish one from another. This one took weeks before she was comfortable with my presence, in recent days she seems a lot more tolerant of me. 

Monday, 11 March 2019

Snow Day - American Goldfinches

Taken during one of the first snow storms of the Winter - December 28. I don't recall there being much snow on the ground at the end of it but enough fell to make making images a little more interesting.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

American Tree Sparrows

I was looking for waterfowl but I found these guys instead. They were hanging out in a duck hunters blind at Matthew's Lake on January 13. I don't believe they were waiting for ducks. I had seen a small flock in the area on a previous trip so it wasn't a huge surprise, the location was just a bit unusual.