The Bahama Warbler, another endemic is found on Abaco
Todd, Dave and Don after a successful morning in Abaco National Park.
Spotted Sandpiper overwintering in the Bahamas
A Greater Antillean Grackle in Nassau.
One of the 5 endemic species in the Bahamas, a Bahama Woodstar. We were able to get great views of a few in the Botanic Gardens.
The White-crowned Pigeon is a Carribean specialty.
A Limpkin feeding in the gardens.
The Eurasian Collared Dove is very common on the Bahamas.
Wintering North American warblers were a common sight including this Ovenbird.
The Carribean Dove was easiest to find at the Retreat.
Common Ground Dove
Western Palm Warblers were very common on the islands.
A female Bahama Woodstar feeding.
The White-cheeked Pintail is another Carribean specialty.
I had just finishing shopping at Staples and as I drove out of the parking lot I noticed a flock of Gray Partridge. They were feeding along the exposed grass on the west side of the store. I didn't have my camera with me but managed a photo with my iPhone.
Northern Shrikes appear to be on the move.
A male Snowy Owl sits on the only available patch of ice in the area.
It was interesting watching this individual from the roadside. It sat for a while and then began to waddle across the ice.
Over 40 + years of birding this was the first time i'd observed a Snowy Owl actually walking. Most times you encounter them on fence posts, Telephone poles, barns, hay bails, but always just sitting and looking.
As we watched it waddling it reminded my more of a penguin than an owl.
The owl finally took flight but only flew a short distance and landed. It stayed there for another hour .
On Amherst Island we located 2 Snowy Owls at the east end of the island.
This juvenile female Snowy Owl was well marked.
A Snowy Owl on ice!
With no snow cover its hard to hide.
Snowy Owl in flight.
A Snowy Owl, living in harmony?
Bald Eagles continue to increase across eastern Ontario.
The Northern Shrike is a regular winter visitor to eastern Ontario.
The Merlin is a rare winter resident in eastern Ontario.
In the Kingston area the Gadwall can sometimes be one of the most common puddle ducks during the winter months.
A male Common Merganser in flight.
A very tame Snowy owl.
Horned Larks are on the move.
Gull loafing in a nearby field at the Lefleche Landfill Site.
The Barred Owl is easily recognized by its dark eyes and streaked breast.
The Barred Owl frequents backyard feeder in search of rodents.
One of the few Northern Saw-whet Owls wintering on Amherst island.
With no snow cover it felt like a late March day.