Saturday, October 25, 2014

Red-bellied Woodpecker eating wild cucumber seeds Oct 2014

see see in beak

Beak is inside Wild Cucumber plant.  It was pulling black seeds out. 

can really see seed here

back to hide the seed

love this shot.  markings colouring

fall colouring behind the woodpecker.  

Long-eared Owl shots Oct 23, 2014

A wonderful sighting of a Long-eared Owl at Rosetta Park.  Only a short visit but a very exciting visit. 
Back view of the Long-eared owl.

I just want to sing if your happy and you know it.  

Love this different angle

Over the shoulder look

suprised look on face

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Green Heron from September 2014. Fishing

Nice fish for the Green Heron.  On my way back from my moms one day and I stopped at McKenzie Marsh in Aurora.  Chris and I had been before  and seen otters and wood duck.  Thrilled to see this green heron right by the rail.  Put on one heck of a show for over an hour.

enjoying his dinner

long neck

Love the hairdo

check out the wings


Least Bittern from back in August 2014.

This is old news for everyone in Toronto but it was a fantastic sighting for Charm and I.  Down at Col Samuel Smith Park a lifer sighting for me was the Least Bittern.  He was so close and really didn't care about anyone. This heron is the smallest heron.

Bug in mouth

Horrible flight shot but great to see the pattern on his back.

Look at those claws.

different face angle

big step up.

Stretch the neck

leg angle

a ruffle


Monday, October 20, 2014

Eastern Screech Owl - Red Morph Oct 2014

Eastern Screech Owl calling.  I was lucky enough to be at the park on my owl when I heard a screech owl behind me.  I looked and could not find it.  I looked around to hear a second one calling.  Here is the owl.

They have this ticked off look.  And yes he was looking right at me.  I have cropped all these photos 50% and use a 400mm lens.