Monday, November 17, 2014

Northern Red-tailed Hawk with very dark markings Nov 2014 Toronto

In Toronto yesterday I saw a very dark Northern Red-tailed hawk.  It was a beautiful colour of rufus and dark belly band.  Also noticed it had yellow eyes.  Did not stay very long but extremely nice sighting.





You can see the very rufus tail as well






Saturday, October 25, 2014

Red-bellied Woodpecker eating wild cucumber seeds Oct 2014


see see in beak

Beak is inside Wild Cucumber plant.  It was pulling black seeds out. 


can really see seed here


back to hide the seed



love this shot.  markings colouring

fall colouring behind the woodpecker.  

Long-eared Owl shots Oct 23, 2014


A wonderful sighting of a Long-eared Owl at Rosetta Park.  Only a short visit but a very exciting visit. 
Back view of the Long-eared owl.


I just want to sing if your happy and you know it.  

Love this different angle


Over the shoulder look


suprised look on face



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Green Heron from September 2014. Fishing

Nice fish for the Green Heron.  On my way back from my moms one day and I stopped at McKenzie Marsh in Aurora.  Chris and I had been before  and seen otters and wood duck.  Thrilled to see this green heron right by the rail.  Put on one heck of a show for over an hour.


enjoying his dinner

long neck




Love the hairdo


check out the wings

preening


Least Bittern from back in August 2014.

This is old news for everyone in Toronto but it was a fantastic sighting for Charm and I.  Down at Col Samuel Smith Park a lifer sighting for me was the Least Bittern.  He was so close and really didn't care about anyone. This heron is the smallest heron.


Bug in mouth


Horrible flight shot but great to see the pattern on his back.

Look at those claws.


different face angle



big step up.


Stretch the neck

leg angle

a ruffle



ANOTHER GREAT DAY, GREAT SIGHTING, GREAT ADVENTURE.