Photos of birds,nature & travel taken by a birder/amateur photographer. Included are photos from the following countries: - United States - Canada - Costa Rica - Panama - Australia - New Zealand - Fiji - South Africa - Zambia - Zimbabwe - Botswana - Trinidad & Tobago - Mexico - Bahamas - Jamaica - Grand Cayman - Portugal - Italy - Greece - Turkey
Saturday, April 30, 2016
MIGRATING FLOCKS OF DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK, TORONTO, ON
We saw several large flocks of Double-crested Cormorants flying overhead. They are probably migrating to their breeding grounds in the area.
MUTE SWAN ON THE RUN, COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK, TORONTO, ON
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
TREE SWALLOW FLEDGLING, LAKE WILCOX PARK, RICHMOND HILL, ON
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, LAKE WILCOX PARK, RICHMOND HILL, ON
The Yellow-rumped Warblers in both photos are of the Myrtle subspecies, as can be seen from their white throats (vs. Audobon subspecies yellow throats). The warbler in the first photo is a male, it has a yellow cap on its head ( the female doesn't). In the second photo, which is a different bird, you can't make out enough of the head to determine its sex.
HERMIT THRUSH IN BACKYARD, THORNHILL, ON
These photos were taken in the backyard of the house in Thornhill. The third photo was taken through two glass doors.
We can ID this bird as a Hermit Thrush as follows:
- Brown upper body.
- Smudged spots on breast.
- Complete white eye-ring.
- Reddish tail. This is what sets it apart from other similar thrushes. You can see the contrast between the reddish tail and brown body.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
BUFFLEHEADS, LESLIE ST. SPIT/TOMMY THOMPSON PARK, TORONTO, ON
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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