Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fall Birds

Greetings friends ,

Its been a busy couple of months since my last posting, with some nice birds and wildlife to photograph in the Autumn colours. Fall birding is always a treat here.
There was some excitement in our neck of the woods when a rare Little Gull was spotted by a visiting birder from Ontario. A couple of days later, and a friend of mine went off in search of the gull, and managed to see it winging its way across Radisson Lake looking for food. Very cool! The photo is posted below.
The backyard has been as busy as ever this season, with almost 60 different species stopping by since the end of August!
Some highlights include :
Cape May Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, American Redstart, Fox Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, Golden-crowned Kinglet , Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin, Cooper's Hawk, Purple Finch and Common Yellowthroat, to name but a few!

A recent visit to Last Mountain Lake, also yielded me my closest photo of a Belted Kingfisher, and some long-sought after flight shots of Bank Swallow.

My 2014 Saskatchewan Birds Calendar is finished, and will be ready to print soon, so anybody wanting to reserve copies early can contact me whenever they wish.
I will also make previews of each page available to those who want them. Price is still $20.00 plus shipping, or free to pickup.
I will be making a separate blog post soon advertising this new calendar.


 I hope you enjoy this new update!



Golden-crowned Kinglet

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Swainson's Thrush

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker juvenile

White-crowned Sparrow

Wilson's Warbler

White-throated Sparrow

Solitary Sandpiper

Sedge Wren

Red-tailed Hawk

Purple Finch

Orange-crowned Warbler

Little Gull seen at Radisson Lake October 12th

Lincoln's Sparrow

Mourning Warbler

Northern Flicker

Northern Harrier

Long-eared Owl

Hairy Woodpecker female

Harris's Sparrow

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Downy Woodpecker female

Great Blue Heron


Gray-cheeked Thrush

Downy Woodpecker female

Common Grackle

Cape May Warbler
Cape May Warbler

Dark-eyed Junco


Chestnut-sided Warbler

Belted Kingfisher female

Bank  Swallow

Bank  Swallow

 




5 comments:

grammie g said...

Hi Nick... Really awesome set of Fall Birds photo's!!
I really like the Warblers they are great little ones!!
You have some here I am familiar with and some not such as the Mourning Warbler!!
I posted what I came to the decision was a Cape May a week ago, but have been told by a few followers that most likely is a Black Throated Green warbler so the ID is still out!!
The Belted Kingfisher is a stinker to get a photo of so that was great!!
I love finding my best finds in the backyard!!

Grace

Haven't seen you on Facebook lately!

Mike said...

Stunning collection Nick every shot is amazing.

Adele said...

Beautiful photos. I am most impressed with the flying birds, especially the swallows. Congratulations.

holdingmoments said...

Just catching up Nick, and these are stunning. Not a bad shot amongst them; and such a great variety.

Nick S said...

Thanks very much guys! I have some catching up to do myself :-)