Saturday, January 23, 2010

January 23, 2010: Birding Southern Ontario

Today we visited Southern Ontario for birding again, the primary purpose being to seek out the King Eider at Fifty Point Conservation Area in Stony Creek

We found the Eider! Along with some other nice shots at Fifty Point Conservation Area..
Female Common Goldeneye
Above and Below: Some nice shots of the juvenile King Eider

Above and Below - Common Goldeneye
Above and below: Long-Tailed Duck
Rough-Legged Hawk in Grimbsy
American Kestrel in Grimsby

Next was a visit to the park at the mouth of the 40 Mile River in Grimsby
Above and Below: A nice closeup from an American Wigeon

We ended up the day birding along the Niagara River
Flying White-Winged Scoters at Niagara-on-The-Lake
Northern Mockingbird along the river
American Black Duck
Tundra Swan

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14, 2010: Washington, D.C. and Flight Home

Some more shots from around Washington DC
Washington Monument
Above and Below: Shots of the U.S. Capitol

Winter Cabbages near the U.S. Capitol
Northern Mockingbird
A cool shot of some glass windows on a building
Flying over our house in Alden!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010: Visiting Washington, D.C.

We spent today touring the Mall area of Washington, D.C.

A Northern Mockingbird on the mall near the Korean Memorial
House Sparrow near the Holocaust Memorial
White House

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History had some great mounts:
Carolina Parakeet
Passenger Pigeon
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Towhee
American Woodcock
Bobcat Catching a Quail
A variety of warblers
Black and White Warbler
Yellow-Headed Blackbird
A nice aquarium shot

More shots along the mall
Above and Below: Washington Monument

Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial
Korean Memorial
National Museum of the Native American
U.S. Capitol Building at Dusk