Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Evening Grossbeak - Highlight for me Dec 28, 2010

Thank you to Dan and Susan for a wonderful Day. Thanks to Stephen and Judy for their expertise. Thanks Janice for another wonderful adventure. Highlight was the 460 Evening Grossbeaks. Lighting was tough but it was easy on the eyes looking at these beautiful birds.

Scenery and Ravens Dec 28, 2010

We saw 90 Common Ravens.

Horses in the fields

Snow Buntings and more Dec 28, 2010

232 Snow Bunting - love the colour love watching them fly

50 Common Redpolls

A mix of woodpeckers, 12 Downy, 8 Hairy, 1 REd Bellied and 7 Piliated woodpeckers.

26 Bohemian Waxwings

Bird Count in the Karwarthas - Highlights Dec 28, 2010

A wonderful day and some amazing birds and scenery.

Judy and Stepehn leaders of the Whiskey Jacks team. Janice and I were so lucky to be with them. 27 species and Total Birds on the Day was 1540.

Host Dan and Susan's beautiful dog.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Red Tailed Hawk - take off Dec 26, 2010

Drove my mom home today after a wonderful family Christmas. On the way home saw many rough legged hawks, red tailed hawks, turkeys, downy woodpeckers and more. Highlight was the coyote walking across the field in the snow (to far away for shots). This juvenile red-tailed hawk was just a real thrill. Sat in the tree for a good 20 min then took off. All shots were taken in the car today.

Horse Play Dec 26, 2010

A beautiful sunny day and these two horses were biting each other. Fun to watch.

Rough Legged Hawks Dec 26, 2010

Rough Legged Hawk (light morph)


Lanscapes prior to me getting stuck in the ditch (thanks to the OPP and tow truck driver who pulled me out).

Merry Christmas 2010

The Brokelman 2010 Ann Erle Julie Erik and Jennifer

Nana and Kids

Ann and Erle

Nana and Julie

Jen Cole and Reid

Erik and Danica

Mary and Kirk