A small flock of American Robins have stuck around for the winter. It seems odd to see Robins in the snow.
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As usual there’s the “branch in front of the bird” problem, but it’s not so bad in this case:
Had an unexpected opportunity to go to Fan Expo today, so I went with Vanessa and Carla Schengili. I have heard the Thursdays and Fridays of the event are the least busy, so all the more reason to go, even though we had already booked tickets for the Sunday as well. Carla hadn’t planned on going on Sunday, so this was her one-and-only chance to go, and as you can see, she had fun.
Here are some favorites:
Here are some more shots from the show:
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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:
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.
When he noticed me, he directed his squawks at me:
One of a pair of Mourning Doves I ran across:
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.
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:
A Blackbird (or possibly a Grackle?) taking flight from the top of a small tree:
Our dog YoBob is back from the cottage as the girls head to Camp Couchiching for the rest of the month, so he needed a walk. A good excuse for me to head to Woodbine Park, where I took pictures of the various fauna I saw down there on what was a hot day.
Here’s my favourite, of a Monarch Butterfly on an Echinacea Flower:
Here’s the rest:
I lucked out and managed to get a good picture of the first robin I have seen this year. The previously day I had heard one, but never could see it. So this is the first one I had actually seen. As you can see, he posed for me.
Saw an example of this traditional sign of spring while on my commute up to work this morning. Oddly enough I saw several of their “cousins” while in France, the cute, small and very un-thrush-like English Robin, who typically appeared first thing in the morning, perched on top of masonry prior to diving down and finding something interesting to eat in the undergrowth. So I have seen English and North American robins within the space of a week.
The Canadian Geese have also started their return up to the Markham area. Befouled sidewalks and encounters with overprotective parents loom in the near future.
I was also amazed to see not one but two deer grazing in the hydro corridor just south of where I work. That was a first.