Saturday, 23 April 2016

Spring

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 ;)