Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fall Catch Up !

Greetings friends ! As promised , here are some new photos captured during this years fall season :

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Dark-eyed Junco

Fox  Sparrow

Great Crested Flycatcher

Gray Catbird

Harris's Sparrow

Magnolia Warbler

Northern Harrier

Northern Shrike

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

Rough-legged Hawk

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Rusty Blackbird

Wilson's Warbler

White-throated Sparrow

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Dark-eyed Junco

Least Chipmunk

Moose

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red Fox

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Thursday, October 11, 2012

2013 Saskatchewan Birds Calendar

Greetings friends, I have been behind in posting updates for almost 2 months as the fall season has been very busy! I have many new photos to upload here, that will come very soon.

In the meantime, my new calendar has arrived back from the printers, so if anyone wants one, or more copies, please email me at the usual address here on the blog. nikovich@gmail.com

The Calendars measure 11x17 and are made of high quality card stock. Each image is suitable for framing. If you would like to see a preview of each month, this can be arranged upon request.

The cost is $20.00 . Postage within Canada is $3.00, and $5:00 for the US.

Here are some previews :






Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Southern Birding Highlights

Last week, I was very excited to be heading down south with a friend to Weyburn and Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, to look for one bird in particular that I had wanted to see for some time, a Dickcissel.
We eventually got lucky, thanks to some great directions from fellow birders.  We also found a Black-billed Cuckoo, a bird I have wanted to photograph since  I began birding here nearly ten years ago. After one friend had left to go home, I was joined with another, and we spent the evening birding the area once more. We got another great bird, a male Lazuli Bunting. I had previously only seen this species once before, so it ended up as one of my best birding days ever.

Here are some new photos that I hope you will enjoy :


Dickcissel




Dickcissel female

Eastern Kingbird eating dragonfly

Black-billed Cuckoo

Bobolink


Common Tern

Lazuli Bunting

Nelson's Sparrow

Western Grebe

Western Kingbird

Sunday, July 15, 2012

June & July Updates

Greetings friends. Another late, late update, but I hope you'll enjoy another new batch of photos. This is my biggest update ever in fact! With nearly 50 new photos that are favourites, taken in June and into July.
Some were taken locally in my own backyard, some in Prince Albert National Park and some were taken in southern Saskatchewan where I stayed with a friend last month for a few days.

Here are the pics!



Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl chicks















Chestnut-collared Longspur

Chestnut-collared Longspur

















Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat

Ferruginous Hawk

Grasshopper Sparrow

Lark Bunting

Lark Sparrow

Long-billed Curlew

Le Conte's Sparrow

Nelson's Sparrow

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ring-necked Duck

Ring-necked Duck

Sedge Wren

Sedge Wren

Sandhill Crane

Vesper Sparrow

Willow Flycatcher

Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson's Snipe

White-throated Sparrow

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow Warbler

Bonaparte's Gull

Common Loon

Common Merganser

Eared Grebe

Green-winged Teal

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Northern Saw-whet Owl chick

Ovenbird

Red-necked Phalarope

Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Tree Swallow

Veery

Western Meadowlark

Winter Wren

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
American Bittern

Baird's Sparrow