Tuesday, March 16, 2010

So? Let's get started! IDs 1-11

So, this all started on March 3, and here is what I have seen since then. I figure the first birds are easy, as I get the common ones under my belt.

ID#1: Wild Turkeys; March 7, 2010; near Carp

ID#2: White-breasted nuthatch; Mar 6, 2010; Sarsaparilla Trail, Ottawa

ID#3: Red-breasted nuthatch; March 6, 2010; Sarsaparilla trail, Ottawa


ID#4: Two Northern Cardinals; March 10, 2010; my backyard (Kanata)
Female:

Male:


ID#5: Pileated woodpecker; March 6, 2010; Kanata


ID#6: Hairy Woodpecker; March 6, 2010; Sarsaparilla Trail, Ottawa

ID#7: Downy Woodpecker; March 7, 2010; Kanata


ID#8: Mourning Dove; March 3, 2010; my backyard (Kanata)

ID#9: Dark-eyed Junco (I think?); March 3, 2010; my backyard (Kanata)

ID#10: Blue Jay; March 7, 2010; Jack Pine Trail, Ottawa

ID#11: Black-capped Chickadee; March 6, 2010; Sarsaparilla Trail, Ottawa


The last few days I've been wandering around my neighbourhood looking for more birds. So far, I've only seen more of the ones I've seen so far, and ones that are too far away to ID (for example, a reddish one that I don't think was a cardinal, what could have been 2 robins). Then there's the crows...and some birds I think are sparrow. I've also heard an owl 2 days in a row but he is very good at hiding! Also today, a few red-winged blackbirds on Moodie Drive from the bus, some Canada geese migrating and some ducks. Guess they'll have to wait tough until I can get my shots!

2 comments:

dwaynejava said...

Great photos! You are so lucky to have Pileated Woodpeckers near you. None have been spotted in Windsor for over 100 years because there isn't enough significant forest cover.

deepdowndawn said...

Hey Dwayne! I agree...they are fascinating, and I always seem to forget how big they are. I'm fortunate to have one that's in my neighbourhood a lot. I read on your blog that you saw a family of them...that must have been incredible.
PS. I totally agree with you about the annoying people with their stupid ipods!!