Cheryl

by Cheryl Baxter

Happy Victoria Day!

I was awake this morning at 4:30 with the excitement of going to see the Bald Eagles near Cobden.  I didn’t need to be awake that early, but once I started thinking  about seeing  the eagles or any other exciting breed of bird, I can’t sleep!  I managed to capture a few nice shots of the Majestic birds.  Proud parents of 2 healthy, growing chicks. (see below)

Yesterday I went to Mud Lake in Britannia and thought I would try and capture some birds as they have an abundance of Warblers and such.  As I was standing at a  lookout point with another lady, we witnessed a Black-Crowned Night Heron flying into the area.  It landed and proceeded to hunt right in front of us!  This is my first sighting of one of these beautiful Herons this year.

Earlier in the past week there were many new photo opportunities for me.  I managed to capture a nice shot of the Great Crested Flycatcher in my yard, as well as a Baltimore Oriole and a reposing male Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

My little Humming bird has serious anger issues towards, not just other hummers, but to the poor Goldfinches and little Chipping Sparrows. Many times I have witnessed many a small bird escaping the angry beak of the hummingbird!

We almost had a death this week when a tiny Common Yellow-throated Warbler hit my window.  I ran outside to pick him up and held him until he was strong enough to perch on his own. (Photos below)  He flew off happily after I snapped the photo of him perched.

Please enjoy my photos of the Eagles and Heron and other Feathered visitors to my area and the places I frequent and please don’t be shy to comment or ask questions.

Have a wonderful week of Feathers and Beaks!  ~Cheryl

In my yard. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.
In my yard.
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.
In my yard. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.
In my yard.
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.
Turkey Love (Arnprior)
Turkey Love
(Arnprior)
Baltimore Oriole (My yard)
Baltimore Oriole
(My yard)
Great Crested Flycatcher (My yard)
Great Crested Flycatcher
(My yard)
Green Heron (My yard)
Green Heron
(My yard)
American Redstart (Mud Lake- Ottawa)
American Redstart
(Mud Lake- Ottawa)
Baltimore Oriole (Mud Lake- Ottawa)
Baltimore Oriole
(Mud Lake- Ottawa)
My son took this photo of me holding the little Common Yellow-throated Warbler after he flew into my window)
My son took this photo of me holding the little Common Yellow-throated Warbler after he flew into my window.
Common Yellow-throated Warbler- recovering after his accident. (My yard)
Common Yellow-throated Warbler- recovering after his accident.
(My yard)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- Young male (My yard)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- Young male
(My yard)
Red-eyed Vireo (Mud Lake- Ottawa)
Red-eyed Vireo
(Mud Lake- Ottawa)
American Redstart-male (Mud Lake- Ottawa)
American Redstart-male
(Mud Lake- Ottawa)
Yellow Warbler (Mud Lake- Ottawa)
Yellow Warbler
(Mud Lake- Ottawa)
Canadian Goose Family (first hatch in Mud Lake- Ottawa)
Canadian Goose Family
(first hatch in Mud Lake- Ottawa)
Goslings (Mud Lake-Ottawa)
Goslings (Mud Lake-Ottawa)
Black-Crowned Night Heron (Mud Lake- Ottawa)
Black-Crowned Night Heron
(Mud Lake- Ottawa)
Very serious Bald Eagle parents. (Cobden)
Very serious Bald Eagle parents. (Cobden)
Momma Eagle going to feed her young ones. (Cobden)
Momma Eagle going to feed her young ones. (Cobden)