Friday, 31 July 2015

Feathers on Friday

Here is My F.o.F. post. A new bird that is now living in my yard are Mourning Doves. Just recently they came to the feeders. Here are some shots.

Strutting about

Pecking at a seed

Other F.o.F. posts:
Birds in Your Backyard
Bird Boy
The Cats and the Birds
Prairie Birder

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Weekly What Bird Wednesday

It has been a busy summer and I have been quite preoccupied from the blog so I will try to get back into it. Here is my very late W.W.B.W. post. By the way, the last one was a Black-Billed Magpie.

Other W.W.B.W. posts*:
Birds In Your Backyard
Bird Boy
The Cats and the Birds

*Posts may not be up yet.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Closeup Monday

Here is a late C.U.M post. A few most recent pictures include exciting goldfinches at my feeder for the first time due to new trees in the area! A few pictures from the past week as well as a few from The Forks. See all the Forks pictures here.

Western Meadowlark

Brown-Headed Cowbirds showing off

Brown-Headed Cowbird

American Goldfinches and Cowbird


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Weekly What Bird Wednesday

Here is my post. Sorry I missed last last few. We had one guess though, and it was wrong. The correct bird was a Lark Sparrow. Here is this week's:

Other W.W.B.W. posts*:
Birds In Your Backyard
Bird Boy
The Cats and the Birds

*Posts may not be up yet.

The Forks (again)

Last night, my family and I took a little outing the The Forks - a place in Winnipeg where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet - for a little time with our family. It is good habitat for many species of river duck as well as cavity nesting duck as the banks of the rivers are lined with trees. We saw Wood Duck (sadly, no males) with ducklings, Mallard ducklings, and goose goslings. :-) Here are some pictures.

The Royal Canadian Mint

The Provencher Bridge

St. Boniface Cathedral

Richardson's Ground Squirrel

Female Wood Duck and Duckling

Wood Duckling

Female Mallards

Straggle of Canada Geese
Recently fledged geese

A pair of Mallard.

Female Mallard and hiding duckling

Handsome male Mallard

Young male Mallard

Male Mallard

My sisters insisted I take a picture of the "one footed goose."

Some young birds feeding.

Chillin' it.

Sitting on the buoy.

Female House Sparrow attending nest.

Gray Catbird.

Museum of Human Rights