We had a rare visitor at Rondeau on Monday. A magnicent frigate bird showed up at Rondeau and we took a group of birders out on our pontoon boat to see it. It perched at the top of a cottonwood and didn't seem to be bothered by all the oooohs and aaaws
American Goldfinch on ox-eyed sunflower, Rondeau Provincial Park, October 6, 2018. Spinus tristis American Goldfinches breed later than most North American birds. They wait to nest until June or July when milkweed, thistle, and other plants have produced their fibrous seeds, which goldfinches incorporate into their nests and also feed their young. source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Goldfinch/
Out on the pontoon looking for soras today. Found 8 or 9, hard to keep track. This one posed so nicely that I took about 125 shots. This is just one at random and it may or may not be the best of the bunch. We'll see. Porzana carolina Soras might not look like they can fly long distances with their stubby wings and chubby bodies, but they fly hundreds of miles each spring and fall to wetlands in Central and South America. source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sora/
Although I had partial looks at this bird over the last few days I hadn't been able to get a photo.
Today I went out in the fog/drizzle/rain and had good looks at the bird.
It perched in the open, me without my camera due to the wet.
After watching for 5 minutes I made my way back to the car and grabbed the camera.
The kiskadee was down low and eventually came up with a frog.
Certainly worth going out in the rain.
Pitangus sulphuratus Great Kiskadees readily come to feeders to eat fruit such as bananas. Watch out for these bold birds: they also readily steal other kinds of food, such as bread, peanut butter, and pet food. source -https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Kiskadee/