Sunday, May 31, 2009

Owlet Great Horned Owl Oh MY May 31, 2009

Today was a real treat. With a few friend to see this beautiful owlet, great horned owl. He was out in the open and look right at us. What a treat. Enjoy.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Eastern Kingbird, Killdear Smackdown, Baby Red-Tail, Cardinals May 23, 2009

2 week old Baby Red Tail Hawk

Killdeer Smackdown - Territorial Battle

Fox in my yard

Eastern Kingbird

Male and Female Cardinal

Spend a great day with Jen H - went to 4 different areas and saw over 40 species of birds and wildlife. Highlights included the 2 week old red-tail hawks, territorial battle between 6 killdeer, and a beautiful eastern kingbird. Spend from 10;30am to 9pm out walking and taking photos. Great day.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fox on the hunt - Success May 22 , 2009

Early this morning while having my coffee I noticed the fox coming down the road. He stopped outside my house and sat on the lawn. He was watching a squirrel. He sat there for a good 5 minutes. I grabbed my camera and started to take some photos. He is looking really skinny and his molt is awful. But he can move really fast when he see the breakfast he wants. He took off got his meal and then wandered down the road. I still have no idea where is den is but it has to be close.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rose Breasted Grosbecks, Red Bellied Woodpeckers and Red Headed Woodpeckers May 18, 2009

A nice afternoon was spent with Jen while watching some great birds and taking some photos. Too many highlights to talk about but the red headed woodpeckers and red bellies and their wonderful calls will stay in my mind for a long time.
Also was seeing a lovely juvenile rose breasted grosbeck. I have never seen a young one before.
A great day with a great friend.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hummingbirds becoming territorial May 17, 2009

Today I noticed a behaviour change in my male hummingbirds. I have feeders at both the front and the back of the house. In both areas the male is chasing off other hummingbirds. It was recommended that I put feeders at different levels in order to avoid this behavior but the male dominant hummingbird won't allow any other nearby. Also the males are now sitting on top of the feeders, on the tree nearby, bell lines guarding the feeder. Any sign of a hummingbird coming near it off it goes to chase it away. The female is allowed to come occasionally. Here is a shot of the male sitting on top of the feeder by my computer window. I was able to sit outside and take this photo as he is now on the feeder all the time.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pair of Screech Owl and Warblers in the Rain May 16 2009

Random shots of the screech owls.

Blackburain Warbler

Black Throated Blue Warbler

Bay Breasted Warbler

Hooded Warbler

chestnut Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Chestnut Warbler

Palm Warbler


A walk in the rain and some beautiful warblers came out. Some of the warbler are over the past few days.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Red Tail Hawking taking a bath May 15 2009

Watched a red-tail hawk take a bath by a construction site today. He certainly enjoyed it.

Thursday, May 14, 2009