3155 results found.


Say’s Phoebe (8)
male, adult, outside normal plummage
Amherst Island (Kingston area) - This bird just showed up yesterday and I was determined to try for it having missed others in Ontario over the years. A Western species, one shows up every few years somewhere but it was always too far. This one was within reach. Morning light was against me today so it was over an hour before I managed to get anything worthwhile and this, part of a sequence three hours later, was when I said goodbye. By the way, identified as male because it sang.
Mar 30
Great Grey Owl (49)
immature
This bird eluded us for most of the winter but briefly reappeared in an area where we could observe it. The Great Gray is truly a woodland owl but likes to hunt the edges when it can. In this case it rarely came to the roadside. We identified it as a first year bird based on the pointed rather than rounded tail tips and pale rather than dark-tipped primaries. I last saw it early in January.
Mar 25
Barrow’s Goldeneye (19)
Mar 21
male, adult
Ottawa - A rare winter visitor for us. They get one or two each winter, one of the very few in Ontario.
Mar 24
Canada Jay (16)
Mar 16
Algonquin Provincial Park - Some of the jays (renamed Canada Jay a couple of years ago) are already nesting but a few were on one trail taking advantage of handouts.
Mar 22
Black-throated Green Warbler (66)
Sep 12 2020
winter plummage
Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Mar 14
Northern Parula (39)
Sep 9 2020
Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Mar 12
Northern Hawk-Owl (17)
Mar 10
adult
Ottawa - This bird has been present likely since December and will soon return to the boreal forest. I have seen it off and on throughout the winter but made a special trip to say goodbye. I spent some time observing it hunting, capturing a few shots.
Mar 12
Horned Lark/Shorelark (37)
Mar 10
male, adult
Crysler - I spent hours today trying to find the right individuals. It was tough (these are very difficult birds to work with) but I finally located an adult male that typifies what a Horned Lark looks like.
Mar 11
Horned Lark/Shorelark (37)
Mar 7
adult
Winchester - Our first spring migrants. This is the Prairie subspecies – white above the eye rather than yellow for the northern subspecies.
Mar 8
Nashville Warbler (17)
Sep 12 2020
Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Feb 28