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For the Birds: Nature Trails

Cheryl

by Cheryl Baxter

Another Monday! Hope you are having a good start to the week.

This week I wanted to share some photos that I took as a good friend and I went to Old Quarry Trail in West Ottawa.

If ever you are in need of a pick-me-up, or just wanted to enjoy some bird therapy. Bring your bird seeds to one of the numerous nature trails in the Ottawa area.  You will enjoy the experience of having nuthatches and chickadees eat bird seed right out of your hands!  Or wherever you choose to put the seeds.

Please enjoy some of my shots…and I have included one photo that my friend, Lisa Flewellyn snapped of me with a little Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Also, I have captured numerous birds on my property once again…even a lifer!  A Lincoln’s Sparrow!  AND, we have our Juncos back again.  That only means that winter is on the doorstep.

Have a fabulous week of feathers, wings and beaks!

~Cheryl

Red-breasted Nuthatch eating out of Lisa's hand. (Old Quarry Trail)
Red-breasted Nuthatch eating out of Lisa’s hand.
(Old Quarry Trail)
Ready for take off!
Ready for take off!
White-breasted Nuthatch (Old Quarry Trail)
White-breasted Nuthatch
(Old Quarry Trail)
How does this thing work? (Old Quarry Trail)
How does this thing work? (with Lisa F.)
(Old Quarry Trail)
A lifer for me. Not the clearest shot, but this is a Blue-headed Vireo (Old Quarry Trail)
A lifer for me. Not the clearest shot, but this is a Blue-headed Vireo
(Old Quarry Trail)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (my yard)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
(my yard)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (my yard)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
(my yard)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (my yard)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
(my yard)
They're back!  Junco (my yard)
They’re back!
Junco (my yard)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (my yard)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
(my yard)
Eastern Phoebe (my yard)
Eastern Phoebe
(my yard)
Song Sparrow (my yard)
Song Sparrow
(my yard)
Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow (my yard)
Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow
(my yard)
Another Lifer Lincoln's Sparrow (my yard)
Another Lifer
Lincoln’s Sparrow
(my yard)
Me in all my glory enjoying the presence of this little Red-breasted Nuthatch. Fabulously captured by Lisa Flewellyn.
Me in all my glory enjoying the presence of this little Red-breasted Nuthatch. Fabulously captured by Lisa Flewellyn @ Old Quarry Trail

 

 

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