Sunday, February 21, 2010

Birding Eastern Ontario February 20, 2010

The woodland birding continues to be slow with only a few finches in our area. In the LaRose Forest we observed 3 Evening Grosbeaks and a few Black-capped Chickadees. In the Ste. Rose area at least 2 Snowy owls remain and there were 15+ Horned Larks. Hawk numbers were few with 1 Rough-legged and 1 Red-tailed Hawk. South of Casselman, the Northern Hawk-Owl continues to hunt in the open fields. There has been at least 3 individuals in eastern Ontario this winter.

Usually perched up high this northern Hawk-Owl gave us great views, almost at eye level!

Waiting for breakfast.

The Northern Hawk-Owl sat for a while watching and listening for prey.

We almost over looking the Northern Hawk-Owl as it sat quickly in a small deciduous woodlot.

An immature Snowy Owl on its favorite perch.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

February 6, 2010 Hummingbirds at Guango Lodge, Ecuador

Hummingbirds at the Guango Lodge feeders were definitely a highlight of the tour. The most incredible hummer was the Sword-billed Hummingbird.