This one wants to be a Baltimore oriole when he grows up.
Latin name Setophaga ruticilla
May 31, 2012
May 30, 2012
I have not been able to get a photo of a moose before. Probably because we don't live in moose territory.
Spotted this one swimming across a lake, not a full body shot but it is a start.
Yes I know he is swimming up hill.
May 29, 2012
We were "up north" on the Carden alvar when we saw this beautiful male.
He was a bit far away but I'm not complaining
Passerina cyanea for those inclined to latin names.
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May 28, 2012
This male took a while but he did come in for a quick bath.
Setophaga castanea, for those that like latin.
May 25, 2012
May 23, 2012
Basically a small pond with a tiny stream with two small ponds. A pump keeps the water moving.
total cost, about $50.
We have had 22 species of warbler come in to drink/bath in the past year.
In all 64 species have been seen at this small water source, there may have been more and we just didn't see them.
Why go chasing the birds when they will come to you.
For my non birding friends the Wilson's is on the right.
May 22, 2012
May 21, 2012
The yellow throated warbler is still coming to visit. It has been over a month since we first saw him/her, they look the same. This is a rare bird for Ontario, usually it is much further south.
It no longer comes into our feeders but it does like the big willow in the front yard, lots of insects in willows.
He made a brief apperance in our back yard and had a quick bath before disappearing.
there are two birds and at least one of them is singing and they have been seen with nesting material. Maybe we will see young birds soon.
May 18, 2012
Many warblers are named for where they were first seen such as Tennessee,Canada,Cape May and so on.
May 15, 2012
May 14, 2012
May 02, 2012
Our yellow throated warbler came back again this year and so are the birders.
On Sunday we had about 35 people from the Ontario Field Ornithologists by to look for this rare, for here, bird.
It took a while but they all got to see it as did another 40 birders.
May 01, 2012
These birds pass through in the spring leaving behind thousands of little holes in trees.
They drill holes, leave, come back and drink the sap and eat bugs that have become caught in the sap.
Hummingbirds also use this resource as there are few nectar sources in April.
Without the sapsuckers, hummingbirds wouldn't be able to return in the early.spring