I love dots and find them ever so delightful when seen on a Spotted Sandpiper's body. I was searching the pond's edges one sunny day last week hoping to find a Painted turtle sunning itself upon the pond's shores. Here are a few pictures of the Spotted Delight that I had seen.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Yesterday I noticed much active behaviour and wing fluttering of a small bird species around a mud puddle and decided to take some pictures to attempt to discover what was taking place. It didn't take long to realize it was a small group of Cliff Swallows gathering mud to build a nest which I discovered in the eaves of a house nearby where a cliff swallow house was being constructed.
The many pictures below need few words to describe the action.
Posted by me ann my camera at 7:19 AM
Monday, May 16, 2016
thisduck has a prominent ,wedge shaped bill
two shovelors ( male and female?)
Posted by me ann my camera at 8:18 AM
Saturday, May 07, 2016
It has been several years since I have seen a Savannah Sparrow in Bird Alley, but this week I have had one or two feeding there. I didn't really see it until I had downloaded some pictures of what I had thought was a White-throated sparrow. I had been confused as both sparrow species have yellow lores and a white throat ( the savannah's white throat is not as noticeable as the White throated sparrow and the white median on the head of the savannah is not as strong as that of a white throated. You can see by comparing the pictures that I post. My first picture is of a Savannah Sparrow and you can see its yellow lores ( the region between the eye and the bill on the side of the bird's head.)
Posted by me ann my camera at 9:27 AM
Monday, May 02, 2016
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Welcome to the first day of May! Isn't it wonderful! I am beginning to see some of our old favourites that have returned!. Saturday I caught a glimpse of a Great Blue Heron. What magnificent birds they are! The one I saw was in the midst of a tangle of bushes and twigs but nevertheless I was able to find it in the middle of the picture below.
Posted by me ann my camera at 9:23 AM