I worked on Friday while Matt got to scamper around the island, and I'm a leeetle bit jealous that he saw a ring-necked pheasant. Ok, now that's a pretty bird!
Firstly, this one chickadee that had been there the last time. Something weird is going on with its feathers. Anybody know what's going on? Is it just immature? Or molting? Or sick?
Also saw a white-throated sparrow (immature). Haven't seen one of those in a while!
#120: Red-bellied woodpecker; Amherst Island, Ontario; December 15, 2010.
I decided to go through some old pics from trips and stuff before this whole thing started. This may be my unrelenting wanderlust exerting itself again....like I'm trying to get my travel fix by going through old trip photos or something. Obviously I wasn't really into birds at the time, but it's pretty obvious that I took pictures of things that looked unfamiliar or unusual or cute, so I've found quite a lot. Anyway, I've got this little collection of birds that I didn't even realize I'd seen...it's actually really interesting for me!
Identifying them is a little bit of a challenge...since almost none of them are in my North American bird guide. So far I've been using Avibirds.com, but I don't like it as much as some of the North American sites. I don't know, is retroactive bird counting frowned upon? I'll dedicate a post to them in the near future...some of them are pretty cool!