Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snowy Owl and Red Tailed Hawk

A female juvenile at Whitby Harbour
Red Tailed hawk

Red-headed Duck Mon Nov 28 2011

Janice and I did the west end waters looking for owls and ducks. It took a while but by the end we were thrilled by the ducks that we saw. Our final duck of the day was the Redheaded Duck. I have only seen them from a distance and well they are stunning. This was a great day as we did arrive home in our car not in the tow truck. Janice did provide some entertainment by trying to get into an old ladies car which was parked beside us. (which had me laughing like crazy).

White Winged Scoters and Red Breasted Mergansers

Red-breasted Merganzers
Male White-Winged Scoters
Female White-winged Scoters

American Coots, Ruddy Duck, Mallard Nov 28 2011

American coots - a dozen of them at Lasalle.
Cedar Waxwing -juvenile
Red throated Grebe
Ruddy Duck female
Mallard Duck

Long Tailed Ducks and Swans Monday Nov 28, 2011

Thousands of Long-tailed Ducks at the Burlington Lift Locks. Amazing sitting there and listening to them talk.
Swans both Mute and Trumpeter at LaSalle Park

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Golden Eagle, Cooper Hawk and Screech Owl

Love gulls and seeing three fly together was cool.
A lovely screech owl
Adult Golden Eagle (high up but what a sight)
Cooper hawks

Photos of friends, Mockingbird, European Goldfinch

European Goldfinch. Probably an escapee. Lovely looking finch. Had a wonderful song.
A beautiful Mockingbird was enjoying the day as well
Janice trying to get the ducks up close
Carol watching the Gadwells
Pat doing the Happy Dance
Carol and Nancy looking for hawks.