Saturday, December 03, 2016

Cedar Waxwing for Saturday Critters

On Wednesday of this week we had our first snowstorm and also a large flock of Cedar Waxwings.  there would have bee over 100 waxwings  They flew from a three point feeding station area.  First to a flowering crab-apple tree to the side corner of our lawn, then to the top of our bower which was covered with rosehips and then into Bid Alley where we have another flowering crab-apple tree covered with small tiny, crab-apple and then they would take a rest in their foraging by landing en masse in our old Maples along our driveway.  As it was snowing and I hadn't yet gotten out my winter boots I did't go out top try for better pictures but just keep watch out of our windows.  It was lovely!

I am linking today with Eileen's Saturday Critters at http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca/
Have a wonderful Saturday everyone. Ann

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

White-breasted Nuthatch

 This beautiful little Nuthatch is a daily visitor feeding daily on our peanut feeders.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Robin

The Robin in this picture is considering the possible feast before it.  The red looking  like berries are actually Rose Hips.  A few summers ago a wild tiny white Rose started growing over our bower. ever since then Robins find this feasting site at this time every fall and fill up on the Rose Hip

s there. They  also provide a feast for Cedar Waxwings.  Before the fall is over the vines and bushes  will be stripped of these tasty delights.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Killdeer


We hadn't seen a Killdeer all year, that is
until I spied a shorebird down by the river.  after taking a few pictures of it I returned home to download and id it.  The shorebird I had seen was a Killdeer so I loaded my 400mm lens on my camera and returned to the river to get some more pictures.
And my favourite capture of these Killdeer was when two of them lifted off in flight.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Canada Geese for Saturday Critters

I was sitting in my car alongside a pond this morning when I spied a small group of Canada Geese. I lowered my car window and put my 400 mm lens on my camera and took a picture of the small group.

And then much to my surprise \I heard the muted honking of many geese.  I looked up and so many, many geese.  They had just appeared./  They hadn't flown in but just swam or floated there.  What a lovely scene they created, having appeared almost magically   it seemed.
 
I am linking today with viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca

Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Painted Turtles

Today I have a new goal in mind.  I am hoping to find a bale of turtles! Yes, I used the collective noun for turtles, a whole bunch of them, a bale!
Earlier this week I took a picture of a Painted Turtle resting on a partially submerged log, just the one turtle with its reflection in the water below it!

After having taken the picture shown above I drove on up the highway but before I returned home I passed by this location again and snapped another picture! Imagine my surprise when downloading my second picture at home to see not one , but three painted turtles there!
As I enjoy seeing turtles, yesterday I decided to go and see if I could see the same turtle at the same location.  I looked and yes, there was one there!  I took its picture and a surprise again upon downloading. Not one but two turtles.  see the smaller one on the log to the right!
Now my question. I wonder what are my chances of finding many, a bale of turtles on the log there in the pond?  I shall follow up the possibilities during the next few days.  "Hello Pond, I'll be there shortly this morning."  Oh Happy Days of discoveries.  How wonderful nature is!!