September 28, 2012
Bird names are not always descriptive such as the red bellied woodpecker.
It has red on its head but at best just a pinkish blush on the belly.
Even then the pinky colour can only be seen in certain light or if you have the bird in the hand.
Way back when birds were being named there were no binoculars.
They shot the bird then examined it for specific field marks.
The red headed name was already used so it became the red bellied.
So, be thankful when a descriptive bird name actually makes sense.
Have a good weekend.
September 27, 2012
He is covered in duck weed a common water plant in this area.
September 21, 2012
I can sit about 20 feet away and most of the birds don't mind.
This chestnut sided was looking for bugs in the water lettuce we put in the pond.
September 20, 2012
September 19, 2012
Usually I see pigeons doing most of the work, however, this immature rose breasted gross beak was doing his bit for the cause.
September 17, 2012
This is located in a campground.
If it isn't a fire fighting hydrant maybe they put it out there for visiting dogs.
September 14, 2012
They take forever to grow, wither away in the fall and flip over in the wind.
The all new styropad last forever, is available for use year round and being bright white is easy to find even at dusk.
Best of all they are free and are delivered by litters every where.
Get yours now!!
Perhaps if this policy was in effect we would have fewer polluters and litter bugs.
Probably not, there would be bodies everywhere.
September 10, 2012
Crash is at least twice the weight and size of Oz but speed trumps size, at least around here.
September 09, 2012
September 06, 2012
We see one or two during the summer so it's nice to have them in the yard on a regular basis.
September 04, 2012
Spray him down with water of course.
At a recent raptor show at Rondeau Provincial Park, sponsored by the Friends of Rondeau, some of the birds were starting to overheat.
The presenters son was spraying the birds with water to cool them down.
This falcon decided he wanted a drink so the young lad obliged and sprayed water into its mouth.