Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October 7-11,2010 Local Birding: Eastern Screech-Owl and more.

A gray-morph Eastern Screech-Owl roosts quietly in a maple tree while Black-capped Chickadees and Blue Jays mob it.

Northern waterfowl are now on the move south. The Hooded Merganser is one of the most common northern ducks to migrant through eastern Ontario.

The Red-tailed Hawk is a regular fall migrant throughout eastern Ontario. A small number will winter in the area.

The Wild Turkey continues to increase in number in eastern Ontario.

The winter plumage of the European Starling can sometimes fool you.

The nocturnal Eastern Screech-Owl chooses its daytime roosting sites carefully, so it can go hopefully undetected during the daytime.

Feeding birdis can be very interesting and bring lots of activity to your backyard.

A juvenile White-crowned Sparrow feeding.

A juvenile American Goldfinch at the bird bath.

American Goldfinch enjoying a feed of niger seed.

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