Ever get that Sinking feeling?
Even the birds are sinking into this mud. After the rain yesterday, that muddy muck was soup.
Needless to say, you crawled and didn't walk!
This is back again in the mudflats at Wildwood conservation area. The lesser and greater yellow legs can still be found there in the mud. Not nearly the variety of birds as before. Most can be seen easily enough with binoculars or a scope.
Portrait of a Great Blue Heron
Juvenile Great Blue Heron stalking its lunch in Spruce bog in Algonquin provincial Park.
Portrait of an Osprey
What is a photographer to do when Momma Osprey lands in front of you?
Kestrel searching for lunch
Pair of young Kestrels found hunting in the Kawartha Lakes. This one was more curious about the camera than the other.
Eastern Screech Owl sleeping the afternoon away in Waterloo.
Osprey in Flight
Osprey flying North West of London in Southern Ontario. The nest this young one was from, is across from one of the old family farms.
Egret peeking around the Reeds
Egret Migrating, and was very patient about the people birding.
Pileated Wood Pecker
Was actively working on a hole, and was sending huge wood chips flying. It was more worried about the camera shutter than the people watching it. The trail runner passing by, was however was a little to quick and to loud getting this reaction.
Ruby Throated Humming Bird
Ruby Throated Humming Bird coming into the flowers at the old family farm.
Portrait of a Ruby Throated Humming Bird
Ruby throated Humming bird coming to flowers on the family farm.
Portrait of a Gull
Sleeping Barred Owl
Found this Barred early one morning, tucked just into the cedars and out of sight on a cold winter morning.
Two Baldies, drifting across a field fighting over a 1/4 chicken. The male who was dwarfed by his partner, objected to her hogging the chicken.
Portraits of Sandpipers
Down in the mud in the bay of Fundy. Interesting how they are willing to run around the human taking photos. They never flushed, even with the pair of juvenile peregrine's showing up trying to flush shore birds.
Portrait of a Great Horned Owl
This is one of the captive Great Horned Owls at Mountsberg Conservation area.
Portrait of a Great Grey Owl
Portrait of a Great Grey Owl
The past 4 years, its been a struggle to get even a fleeting photo of a Heron. I see them all the time, when I don't have a Camera. When I do have a camera... they are no where to be seen. Not just the great Blue Herons, but the other herons and egrets as well.
Luckily this one was only momentarily curious about me. Taking that moment to pose as if instructed for the photo. Although it did make me late to get photos of Ospreys in the golden hour. Oh well, I'll take this shot.
Northern Hawk Owl
Young Male actively hunting in the fading light, despite the snow.
Gull in the Golden Hour
I am a pretty Bird
I was really surprised to find these stunning birds at Mer Bleue.
I have always enjoyed having cedar waxwings around. I could not get over the difference of bohemian waxwings, they were absolutely stunning! This bird was apart of a fairly large flock, that was weathering out a storm in the shrubs.
Snowy Owl on the Wing
She was seated on a post. Until, she leapt into the air flying within 10 feet of me. There was another snowy owl in the distance that she was headed off to.
Bald Eagle hunting the geese behind the Milton Dump. The geese enjoy the corn fields, and the Eagles can be found every so often keeping them on their toes.
There was a GPS transmitter on this bird.
Portrait of a House Wren
This persistent little guy, insisted on having it's photo taken.
I was setting up in the road to take landscape shots. And this little guy was unusually curious about what I was upto and came in for closer inspection. So of course that meant it needed a photo!