Monday, 23 May 2016

More Spring Stuff

Spring is truly here, with the Purple Martins chirping, the Goldfinches singing, and the warblers belting out their beautiful tunes! I am going to barrage you with a lot of photos so get ready for this...

Geese with Goslings (Took this out car window so a little blurry)

This goose is a little...

Canada Goose

Checking me out
 At the dump...
1st year Herring Gull

Franklin's Gull

Adult Ring-Billed Gull

Ring-Billed Gull

2nd Year Herring Gull

1st Year Ring-Billed Gull

Assorted Gulls (Front is Adult Herring Gull)

Adult Herring Gull

Herring Gulls

Herring and Ring-Billed Gulls

Herring Gulls

Canada Geese

Killdeer on nest

Killdeer (Got to love that red eye)


Male Mallard


Male Mallard

Killdeer Eggs

Common Raven
 Of course! Tractors!

First they disced.

Then at the same time, the seeder followed behind.

Later they rolled the field, packing it nice and smooth

I reluctantly admit that dandelions are pretty (they are considered a pest out where I live)

Unidentified Random Plant

Spraying the field

Pink Sun
Hope you enjoyed this post. More to come!!!

Saturday, 23 April 2016


Spring is finally here. Today I went outside to check out the possible nesting location of a pair of American Kestrels I have been observing regularly. First there were colourful clouds.

First sighting was a Killdeer in a puddle.

Then some gulls in more puddles

The first pelicans.

Redhead, Ring-Necked Ducks, Lesser Scaups, Bufflehead.

In a nearby lot there must have been over 60 American Robins.

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

In the field in which the Kestrels are mainly seen are some Bison. The post picture is the cavity hole that the Kestrels seem to like and wait around.

Kestrel Cavity Post
Wow... over half way ;) There is a second pond behind the bison field which serves as the bisons' water hole. Here could be heard the nasal bep of a few Gadwall, as well as a few Mallard's and presumably more Redheads, Scaups, Ring-Necked Ducks, and Bufflehead. There were a lot of ducks. Sadly, the Kestrels did not show.

Coming back,  I got a few more shots of ducks at the pond.

Almost at our driveway again... meadowlarks!!! Needed to grab a few shots before I went inside. Here they are:

Thank you for staying with me. So concludes my massive spring post. Until next-time ;)