Monday, September 30, 2013

Peregrine Falcon - juvenile Cranberry Marsh Sept 2013

 Thanks to some great spotting from Rayfield Pye at Cranberry marsh we had a thrill of a lifetime.  A juvenile Peregrine Falcon attacking a plastic owl plus giving us some great viewing of her skill and flying abilities.

 Love the wings and angel

 Attack attack

 I am beautiful

 See how muddy her talons are.  She is hunting in a marsh and I would guess she was successful at picking up something in the muddy waters.

Greater Yellowlegs, Rusty Blackbirds and Green Winged Teal Ducks Sept 2013

 A quick look in the pond
 Love the position of the head and the reflection in the water.

 Green Winged Teal Duck
 Rusty Blackbird - see the yellow eyes.  Thanks Rayfield for pointing them out.

Great Egret in Sobeys Pond Whitby Sept 2013

 Love this shot with the water droplets

 Donna and I visited this little pond and was extremely happy to see an egret, Greater yellowlegs and Green Winged Teal ducks.

Like this shot with egret reflection and two teal ducks under here.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Warblers at Wye Marsh - Common Yellowthroat, Palm Warbler and more Sept 2013

While doing a owl release up in Midland I popped in to Wye Marsh. A lot of warbler activity. In order of photos: Western Palm Warbler Black Throated Green Common Yellowthroat - both male and female Magnolia Warbler Yellow Rumped Warbler Wilson Warbler Thank you Charlotte for help with IDing the warblers.