Saturday, November 21, 2020

A Handsome Common Grackle for Saturday Critters

 We had few  Common Grackles visit Bird Alley this spring and so I was especially pleased to welcome one at our feeders this November. It only appeared for the one day but on that day I took advantage of the sun shining on its beautiful iridescent feathers when I took the photos. 

                   

I am posting today to Eileen's Saturday critters which can be found at viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot,ca                   




Have a wonderful safe and healthy weekend everyone!








Saturday, November 07, 2020

Evening Grosbeaks foe Saturday Critters

 This morning and prviously one day this week we were invaded by a small horde of Evening Grosbeaks.  The big lure was amall black oiled sunflower seeds! shown below are ten Grosbeaks on the ground. There were often many at a feeder at the same time!

The males are the ones with the bright yellow colouring!
The female do not exhibit the bright yellow on their body but rather they exhibit a soft, light gray in their coloring as shown directly below!.
I am posting today to Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found at viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com
Have a safe and healthy weekend everyone!
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Friday, October 30, 2020

A Female wood Duck for Saturday Critters

 I don't know how long they stay around but I found this female wood duck earlier this week in oue local lagoon.  Perhaps it is the last glimpse I will get of thes species until



il March 2021! I have always been very attracted to this female Duck because of her distinctive white eye!  I think it is quite beautiful!!! I am linking today to Eileen's Meme, Saturday Critters.  which can be found at viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca

Have a safe and healthy Halloween weekend!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Feeding Robin for Saturday Critters

 Its that time of year again when the Robins flock to our yard to deed on the abundant berries of our flowering crab apple trees,  American Bittersweet berries  and the many. many rose hips!

This morning this early feeder was seen in  our flowering crab apple tree.  Some of the little crab apples


can also be seen. I am posting this morning to Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found at

viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca

Having a wonderful , safe and healthy weekend everyone!

Saturday, October 10, 2020

A Yellow Rumped Warbler for Saturday Critters

 We don't often see warblers in our feeder area , so it was a  very pleasant surprise to see this little Yellow Rumped visitor flitting about our trees a few days ago. At first I was confused about its id, but upon downloading the pictures I saw an unmistakable yellow showing under its folded wings on its lower back!


  Ah ha! it has a yellow rump!

A double check in a bird field guide and I was confident in identifying this sweet bird as a Yellow -rumped Warbler!




I am posting today to Eileen's Saturday Critters, which can be found at 
viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca
Enjoy your weekend everyone


Saturday, September 26, 2020

A White Pigeon for Saturday Critters

 I often see  a pigeon that looks all white , however there is often a shade of back or darkness somewhere on the bird's body BUT this week I took a picture of a pigeon that appears to be all white. I cannot find a shade of black or otherwise on it.  It is a thing of beauty o being all white!


 I am posting this morning to Eileen's meme of Saturday Critters which can be found 
viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca
Have a wonderful safe and healthy weekend everyone!