Monday, January 29, 2007

A Gorgeous Winter's Day

This is actually from last Thursday when I meant to post this. It was a beautiful gorgeous sunny very cold day and I felt guilty because I had not been to the park to feed or observe the birds in awhile, I stopped and bought a suet feeder on my way to the meadow.

The snow was pristine, the sky was blue and the air was cold, it was afternoon and the shadows were long across the pond.

Before I got to the meadow I saw a photographer with a big lens aimed at a tree on the east side of the road, Pileated I thought, and yes that's what it was. She was in good light, and I got the best pics I have gotten of her yet. Still not perfect I can only imagine what his shots were like.

When I got to the meadow the Chickadees were happy to see me, as were the Juncos and the Hairy stopped by, the Red Bellied made only a brief appearance. Only one Downy showed up but she knew immediately what to do with the suet.

After observing for about an hour or two I had to leave it was getting pretty chilly by then. I went back this weekend and saw some more activity which I will post in a day or two.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Christmas has a tail!

Well finally Winter has arrived and it is now too cold to go banding, so there isn't really much to report here, but I did want to let you know that Christmas now has a tail.

He had a slight infection, but we think it has cleared up now, his tail has grown back and he is being trained to "step up" Here's some shots of him for you (featuring the underside of his tail, which is the most lovely colour of blue!)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

More on Eastern Rosellas

I didn't realize that Joe Fiorito wrote another column about Christmas-well more about the events leading up to and the mail that he has received. You can access it HERE

Monday, January 01, 2007

White-browed Woodswallows

White-browed Woodswallows
Originally uploaded by AlexandraPhotos.
I was telling people at the TBO Open House about this wonderful photo of these wonderful birds-the White-browed Woodswallows so I asked the photographer for permission to blog it here and she kindly gave it to me. Don't you just love the expression on the mothers face and isn't she a gorgeous bird? I just adore this photo and wanted to share it with others. If you click on the photo you can see it larger and to see another beautiful woodswallow shot taken by her click HERE Oh by the way did I mention these birds are from Australia, just like our Crimson Rosella, Christmas?

Thank you very much Alexandra for sharing your beautiful photos with us!