I walked back across the street to walk the pond and savannah loop. I managed to flush a Great Blue Heron before I even knew he was there. Walking along this trail, I saw more Red-bellied Woodpeckers and some Dark-eyed Juncos (Slate-coloured).
|You can see a bit of the red belly this bird is named for.|
|Looks a bit ghost-like, in the centre of the shot.|
|The one on the rights is a Bluebird...not sure about the one on the left.|
|American Tree Sparrow|
|Black-capped Chickadee...love this shot! Not even cropped :)|
|Fox Sparrow...life bird!!|
|Pine Siskin...life bird!!|
|Snobby Tufted Titmouse|
|What do you think?|
Well, aside from these birds, I also saw Mourning Doves, House Sparrows, White-breasted Nuthatch, and lots of American Goldfinches. It was a nice morning with a slow start.
Oh...on another note, I have decided to take Nashville Warbler off my life list...I keep going back and looking at those pictures (and others I captured but haven't posted). This bird has been haunting me! Those little dark patches on the cheek (visible in one of the shots) just calls the whole ID into question. My goal in keeping this blog is not a competition or to mislead everyone, so I am taking it off my list. Maybe now it won't haunt me :s
I almost forgot! I went to the Blenheim Lagoons last Thursday and got a few shots of birds I have seen before, but better pictures than I had captured before. Here are a few...
|Female Ruddy Duck|
|Pair of Bufflehead|
|Sparrow of some sort...but I liked the shot. I was surprised to see it turned out clear :)|