Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hawk Watch at Rosetta - Fox, Raccoons and some great hawks Sept 30, 2009

Beautiful young fox

A couple of very fat raccoons

Northern Harrier

Turkey Vulture

Sharp Shinned Hawks

A great day at the watch today before and after work. They had over 700 hawks. I only saw about 50-60 but they were nice and low. Also a pair of raccoons arrived and Frank said all we need now is the fox and looked to the right and there he was.

Great fun.

New puppy Rory - 91/2 week old beagle

We finally have our new puppy. Rory is a beagle and as cute as a button.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Migrating Blue Jays, long billed Dowitcher and more Sept 23, 2009

Lesser Yellowlegs

Wilson Snipe

Long Billed Dowitcher

Blue Jays in Flight at Rosetta Park

The last 2 days have not been great hawk watching so here are a few from my outing with Frank. The blue jays were taken at Rosetta McLean Park and the Dowitcher and Snipe at a new marsh by Ressors Pond.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Whale Watching in Quebec

Minke Whale

Female Beluga and young (Gray is the colour of a baby)

Minke Whale


Gray Seal

Groundhog on a pole

Dark Morph Snow goose

Snow Geese

Semi P Plover


My husband and I went to whale watch in Tadoussac Quebec. Had a wonderful time watching (over 20)minke whales, (15)beluga whales (+one baby beluga) and (6)porpoises. We took a day trip on the whaling boats and spend time on the Whale route watching them from shore. Also spend time at the raptor watch in a couple of locations. Great fun. Only saw one shore bird and a few snow geese (plus one dark morph). It was a wonderful trip. Hundreds of photos. Will post some more later.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bird Clouds today at the Hawk Watch Sept 10, 2009

When I arrived at Rosetta - the guys were talking about Bird clouds. I looked up and saw it. here is a photo.

Ruby Throated Female Hummingbirds Sept 10 2009

this morning I went to Cranberry Marsh and the woods were filled with hummingbirds.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Osprey, Red Tails, Kestrels and a Merlin Hawk Watching Sept 9 2009 (double click to enlarge photos)

Today was a great day to go out and watch the hawks. The gang met at Rosetta to view over 50 hawks migrating. Highlight was a kestrel and Merlin playing - they dipped and dived around us almost hitting Walter. A red tail hawk came out of nowhere nice and low and many osprey flying by.
It was great fun watching them.

Here are few photos from today.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

House Wren, Flower and Kestrel Sept 8 2009

Went to the hawk watch today and saw American Kestrels and Sharp Shinned Hawks. Also at the park was a wren and eastern kingbird.