Thursday, September 18, 2014

Toronto Wildlife Centre a few bird releases.

Black and White Warbler

I was asked by Toronto Wildlife to release a few birds the other day.  Two cedar waxwings (juveniles), Swainson Thrush, Black and White Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, and a Magnolia Warbler.
 I had a good viewing of the Cedar Waxwing and just prior to release an adult flew over my head.  The 3 warblers I can honestly say I did not see them at all and the thrush needed a bit of help to leave.  Luckily the black and white warbler came back to say goodbye.  The Tennessee did as well but it was a flash.   Good work by TWC on the rehab of these beautiful birds.

two cedar waxings

Swainson Thrush

Monday, September 8, 2014

Broadwing Hawk, Ruffed Grouse, Turkey Vultures and landscapes Sept 2014

Broadwing Hawk flew beside the car while on a back road then landed beside the car in a tree

Gray Comma - Butterfly Thanks Walter

Ruffed Grouse

Turkey Vultures

Cottage we rented

The view from Cottage

Black Bears up north Sept 2014

While on holidays we saw 7 bears.  This one walked right beside the car

as he walked by the car

This bear was at the dump.  He weights around 500+ 

what a huge tongue. More bear shots to come.

Bears - 4 month old cubs up north Sept 2014

Love this shot. I was so lucky to see 7 bears over the holidays.  These are the cub shots

Must clean up

Coming right to my car

smiley  - honestly every shot of this cub has a smile

Mom and me

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at home and Rosetta Sept 2014

Love the hummingbird, love the colour of background

check out the beak open

Female Hummingbird

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird at my house. Another was trying to take his feeder

colour on his neck

Common Nighthawk - thank you Milana August 2014

I saw that Milana had a common nighthawk at her house.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful bird with me.   

Thanks to my daughter who understood my running out the door to see this cool sighting

5 minutes and then he was gone flying in the night eating bugs