Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29, 2009: Birding Southern Ontario / Lake Ontario

We spent time today birding along the Lake Ontario shore from Grimsby to Mississauga in Southern Ontario, and got some nice photos!

 First some shots at JC Saddington Park in Mississauga, Ontario
Above and Below: Trumpeter Swans

Some awesome views of Harlequin Ducks

A black Grey Squirrel in the park

Now, some photos at Spencer Smith Park in Burlington, Ontario
Above and Below: Awesome photos of Long-Tailed Ducks very close!

There was also a Brant at the park
Common Goldeneye (above 2)

Below: Some nice Surf Scoters

A few photos from the mouth of Forty Mile river in Grimbsy, Ontario
A Hybrid Goose named "George"
Grimsby Harbour Lighthouse
Above and Below:  Some interesting mirages across Lake Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Monday, December 28, 2009

December 28, 2009: Home Birdfeeders

Quite a bit of activity at the feeder today as we try out my Bird Cam for the first time!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

December 27, 2009: Winter At Home

Ice and frost on our Holly Tree

Friday, December 25, 2009

December 25, 2009: Merry Christmas from the Pets!

 The 2009 Tree
 Above and Below: Deidra

 Above and Below: Mystic

Cat/Dog Standoff!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December 19, 2009: Birding Eastern Lake Ontario

We spend some time birding the Eastern Lake Ontario shoreline today.

First some birds seen near Pulaski, New York
 Long Tailed Duck
 Flying Red-Breasted Merganser
 Bald Eagle
 Flying Long Tailed Duck
 Mirage over the lake
Ice at Fair Haven State Park

Sunday, December 06, 2009

December 6, 2009: Niagara River Birding

Today we spent this cold day birding along the Niagara River..
Above and Below: Flying Bonaparte's Gull

Common Goldeneye
Flocks of gulls on the river

Skylon Tower
Rainbow over the falls
Above and Below:Water rushing down a spillway just above the falls

Hooded Mergansers
Long Tailed Duck
Above and Below: Some nice Tundra Swans

Bonaparte's Gull
Canada Goose
Female Goldeneye
Common Loon
Common Goldeneye (above and Below)

Above and Below: Large Bufflehead flocks