Friday, April 4, 2008

Afternoon birding and some recent photos

Biked down along the waterfront for an hour this afternoon, saw the Great Blue Herons on the rookery, and some Double-crested Cormorants in the river. Also re-found the female Lesser Scaup that's been hanging around the OMNR building. In my backyard, the birds were fairly active, with 5 Robins, some singing Goldfinches (haven't been any around this winter! first singing ones), a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers being very vocal, a flock of Grackles, and a lone White-breasted Nuthatch. With the thermometer reading a blistering 13ºC, and over 3 inches of snow melting today alone, spring is most definitely here!

Since I haven't been keeping the photos up-to-date with the posts, here are some from the past little while, from oldest to newest.

Northern Shovelers at OMNR - March 31
Canvasbacks at OMNR - April 1
"Wild" Turkey at Pumpkin Point - April 3
Sunset over Lake George Rd. - April 3
Killdeer at Bellevue Park - April 4

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