Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Black Duck

I thought this bird was going to swim past but it had other ideas. I was lucky the camera focus nailed the head in the flight shot. I only noticed later in processing the photo that this was a banded bird.

Double-crested Cormorants

A few photos from the last couple of months beginning with a shot at sunrise shortly after these birds began arriving back in early April.

Cormorant at Sunrise.

Landing gear deployed.

Catching a snack.

Fish down the hatch.

Ready for takeoff. 

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Green-winged Teal pair

Green-winged Teal are the most common of our two regular Teal species. They generally nest in the area where I do a lot of my birding, that being the Hemeon Head, Matthew's Lake region. These two birds paired off in late April and were frequently in the same pond from that time forward. I haven't checked on them lately, these images are from May 5.

Canada Goose

Seems like there are more breeding pairs of Canada Geese in the area in recent years. This was one of a pair that may or may not be nesting near one of the local ponds. These images were taken on the last day of April.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Blue Grosbeak

Picture taken on the same day and roughly the same area as the previous Snowy Egret images. Both birds were a surprise.