Photography Blog from ON.ca.

Posts tagged “birds

Of Birds and Beast

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Bird on a Post

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Woodpecker Works

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Last One In

last one in

 

This way quickly.  The lifeguards are coming and they want us to get the flock off the beach. 

Not very sociable are they ? Besides we are Canadian and they are supposed to stand on guard for thee.

Never mind, head to the water . We can float some possible solutions as we take stock of the current situation.

Well lets race. Last one in was a rotten egg !

Just cut the wise cracks  and shut your flap.

Sorry. Didn’t mean to make you soar.

 

Pun narrative done in the style of John’s blog -The Daily Graff.  Be sure to take a gander at his punny posts.

 


Birds at Water’s Edge

Killdeer - Plover 1

Killdeer - Plover 2

Killdeer - Plover 3

My wildlife photography relies more on luck than on any great skill. My wife spotted what she thought were sandpipers by the shore and directed me there, while re-directing the dog in to another area. With some( quite a few) multiple shots, followed by some cropping with miner adjustments I managed a few respectable compositions to share. 

Mother's Bird-book Memories

Mother’s Bird-book Memories

Accurate identification was an issue.  These birds were not sandpipers. They are a type of plover, but which type was the question. With the assistance of of some online resources and then cross-referencing my parents old bird book( full of my mother’s many lists/reminders)  I determined these were killdeer ( unless I messed that up – those in the know will surely confirm/correct).

See these blogs /resources:

Prairie Birder’s Pre-Ontario Birding

Clare Kines –  Identifying Plovers: Harder Than You Think

Birds Canada: Shorebirding A Week on Weed Lake

 

    

Killdeer - Plover Pair 1

 

Killdeer - Plover Pair 2

 

Killdeer - Plover Pair 3