For the Birds: Spring Birds

Cheryl

by Cheryl Baxter

What a treat to wake up to sunshine this Monday morning!  I think we all can use a big break from all the rain of late.

I have been in search of Sandhill Crane for the last few weeks. I can hear them often on property backing mine, and I keep hoping to see them.  Last summer we were very fortunate to have them up on Cedar Hill Side road on a regular basis. On Saturday afternoon, my husband and I were driving up Cedar Hill and as we were nearing the highway, we saw a big beautiful Sandhill Crane flying to our left, and then proceeded to land in the corn field near the highway.  Did I have my camera?  No.   This teaches me to never leave home without it!

Today I am posting some of my recent feathered sightings from the last couple of weeks. Most of them taken on my property and in the near vicinity.  (Unless otherwise indicated on the photo)

Please enjoy my photos and feel free to comment, or ask questions.

Here’s to a week of feathers and beaks!   ~Cheryl Baxter

P.S.  If you notice the word ‘LIFER’ in my posts…that means it’s a first time capture for me!  I am always super thrilled to capture a new species, especially if I can photograph it clearly!

American Song Sparrow (My Yard)
American Song Sparrow
(My Yard)
Bald Eagle (Cobden, ON)
Bald Eagle (Cobden, ON) *a SUPER big thrill for me to capture this beauty in flight.
Osprey (Mud Lake-Ottawa)
Osprey (Mud Lake-Ottawa)
Fox Sparrow (property beside mine--a Lifer for me)
Fox Sparrow (property beside mine–a Lifer for me)
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (just up the road from my place)
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (just up the road from my place)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker running up the tree....his mate not far from him. (up the road from me)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker running up the tree….his mate not far from him. (up the road from me)
Peek-a-Boo with a male Pileated Woodpecker (in my  yard on a rainy morning)
Peek-a-Boo with a male Pileated Woodpecker (in my yard on a rainy morning)
White-throated Sparrow. (in my yard- singing in the rain)
White-throated Sparrow. (in my yard- singing in the rain)
Eastern Meadowlark singing on the Hydro wires on Upper Dwyer HIll Road Between the 7 and the 29. Next time I capture one, it will be on a fence post or tree.
Eastern Meadowlark singing on the Hydro wires on Upper Dwyer HIll Road Between the 7 and the 29. Next time I capture one, it will be on a fence post or tree.
May3-9
Adorable little Eastern Phoebe. (my property)
May3-7
American Goldfinch (male) (My Yard)
May3-3
2 Male Mallards and friends. (just up the road from my place)
May2-29
Goldfinch (female- my yard)
May2-11
Wood Duck (Male) in a Corn Field. (Upper Dwyer Hill Road)
May1-9
Savannah Sparrow (Panmure Road)
May1-7
Tree Swallow. (Panmure Road)