March, 2012

Some Birds of Tommy Thompson Park

Made the trip to nearby Tommy Thompson park this afternoon. With the sun out it was a great day to shoot bird pictures (as well as a few involving people). Here’s a selection of what I managed to shoot with my camera:

Killdeer

Killdeer

Northern Mockingbird 1

Northern Mockingbird 1

Northern Mockingbird 2

Northern Mockingbird 2

City Skyline from Jetty

City Skyline from Jetty

Cyclist on Jetty

Cyclist on Jetty

Mute Swan All Puffed-up

Mute Swan All Puffed-up

Mute Swan Close-up

Mute Swan Close-up

Photographer on Jetty Against Toronto Skyline

Photographer on Jetty Against Toronto Skyline

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Evidence of a Beaver Nearby

Evidence of a Beaver Nearby

Male Mallard Flying Overhead

Male Mallard Flying Overhead

Robin Looking Back at Me

Robin Looking Back at Me

Mute Swan Coming in for a Landing 1

Mute Swan Coming in for a Landing 1

Mute Swan Coming in for a Landing 2

Mute Swan Coming in for a Landing 2

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Birds Returning to Woodbine Park

I didn’t get much of an opportunity to shoot pics of birds while I was over in the U.K., so it was good to go for a walk in Woodbine Park with the dog to see the birds that have returned (or in a couple of cases, likely never left).

Here are a couple of shots of a male Red-winged Blackbird who was gathering thistle seeds and squawking away.

Male Red-winged Blackbird Squawking

Male Red-winged Blackbird Squawking

When he noticed me, he directed his squawks at me:

Male Red-winged Blackbird Squawking at Me

Male Red-winged Blackbird Squawking at Me

One of a pair of Mourning Doves I ran across:

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Here’s a pic of one of a couple of Robins I saw in Woodbine Park. Am pretty sure at least three American Robins stuck it out for the whole of the (non-)winter we had.

An American Robin

An American Robin

The Mute Swans are back in Woodbine Park’s pond. They didn’t like Yo-Bob much, which accounts for the steely gaze in this shot:

Mute Swan

Mute Swan

A Blackbird (or possibly a Grackle?) taking flight from the top of a small tree:

Blackbird Taking Flight

Blackbird Taking Flight

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