Monday, October 20, 2014

Eastern Screech Owl - Red Morph Oct 2014

Eastern Screech Owl calling.  I was lucky enough to be at the park on my owl when I heard a screech owl behind me.  I looked and could not find it.  I looked around to hear a second one calling.  Here is the owl.



They have this ticked off look.  And yes he was looking right at me.  I have cropped all these photos 50% and use a 400mm lens. 





Sunday, October 19, 2014

Merlin, Loon and a few pano shots of Amherst Island

A beautiful merlin. Charm and I spend Friday night in the area.  Saw many wonderful birds, hawks, falcon but the sheep and landscapes were the best. Tall grasses, cold winds, blue skies, and water on the cliffs.

was not bothered by Charm or I watching him.  Almost made us late for the ferry


We saw loons on every crossing we took.  A group of 5 and a couple popped up right beside the ferry.

Landscapes were stunning.  Make sure you double click them to see them.

Charm and Keith walking the fields

I made Charm run so I could play with my camera feature pano movement feather.  Thanks Charm.

Keith running for the camera as well.

Sheep on Amherst Island in Kingston Oct 2014

Hundreds of sheep were in the fields on island.  Amazing to watch them

ON GUARD - three of these dogs were guarding the sheep i the field.  I love this shot as it show the dog watching for danger.

Second dog

A third one making sure we knew he was there.  He followed the car down the road and around the corner the whole time making sure the sheep were running up towards the centre.  WOW.


Worth the trip to see the sheep.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Toronto Wildlife Centre a few bird releases.

Black and White Warbler


I was asked by Toronto Wildlife to release a few birds the other day.  Two cedar waxwings (juveniles), Swainson Thrush, Black and White Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, and a Magnolia Warbler.
 I had a good viewing of the Cedar Waxwing and just prior to release an adult flew over my head.  The 3 warblers I can honestly say I did not see them at all and the thrush needed a bit of help to leave.  Luckily the black and white warbler came back to say goodbye.  The Tennessee did as well but it was a flash.   Good work by TWC on the rehab of these beautiful birds.

two cedar waxings


Swainson Thrush

Monday, September 8, 2014

Broadwing Hawk, Ruffed Grouse, Turkey Vultures and landscapes Sept 2014

Broadwing Hawk flew beside the car while on a back road then landed beside the car in a tree

Gray Comma - Butterfly Thanks Walter



Ruffed Grouse



Turkey Vultures




Cottage we rented

The view from Cottage

Black Bears up north Sept 2014

While on holidays we saw 7 bears.  This one walked right beside the car


as he walked by the car

This bear was at the dump.  He weights around 500+ 


what a huge tongue. More bear shots to come.

Bears - 4 month old cubs up north Sept 2014

Love this shot. I was so lucky to see 7 bears over the holidays.  These are the cub shots


Must clean up

Coming right to my car



smiley  - honestly every shot of this cub has a smile



Mom and me