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My photograph from February!

A short wander to my local park at the very start of February yielded a treat.

Not only had the spring-summer resident Tufted Duck arrived, but two other guests were mingling between the throng of resident Mallards. 47 more words

British Birds

Rutland Water, First day of March

The weather held until lunchtime at Rutland Water today and there was plenty to see.
The highlight of the day was the stoat, which we watched for nearly 10 minutes until it was seen off by a coalition of magpies and canada geese. 19 more words


Male Gadwall at Reifel

Gadwall / Canard chipeau / Anas strepera (male): Taken during the 2014 Christmas Bird Count at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC, Canada on December 21 with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (ISO 1600, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/320). 15 more words


Duck hunting

The one on the left is a gadwall. This is my 2nd gadwall sighting.

The female hooded merganser was watching the mallards sleeping.  The canvasback on the far right noticed me. 79 more words

Bird Photography

Whitaker Ponds Nature Park II

I made a quick visit to Whitaker Ponds yesterday morning since it is so close to home. The park was foggy, but there were plenty of birds to see. 233 more words

Birding Trips

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens

Wood Ducks! Wood Ducks! Wood Ducks!

Okay, that’s not exactly how the day started yesterday morning…it sounded more akin to me whining about birding in the rain. 477 more words

Birding Trips

The Royal Ontario Museum and Lasalle Marina

Saturday’s forecast served to thwart our planned trip to Colonel Samuel Smith and Humber Bay Parks. My first thought was a trip to Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls or the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. 550 more words

Ontario Birds