Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

American Wigeon


An American Wigeon on a migration stop in the Dunkirk, New York Harbor on Lake Erie as he makes his way north.  Wigeons spend the winter in places as far south as Venezuela and Columbia.  It would be fun if he could tell us where he's been.



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wood Duck Pair


Again, not the best photo, just like last year's attempts at photographing them.  They are so timid and I had to use the super zoom on my camera which destroys the quality of the photo.  However, they are so darn beautiful that I wanted to include them here on my blog.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

"The Birds"


Hundreds of them!  Mostly European Starlings but quite a few Common Grackle and Red-winged Blackbirds too.  (It was snowing heavily when I took these shots.)


If you click on the photo below to expand it and look closely, you can see the epaulettes on the Red-winged Blackbirds.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Killdeer on the First Day of Spring


Spotted four Killdeer on the lawn in a cemetery today.  They are the first I've seen this year.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gusty Winds



High winds create huge waves behind ice dunes on Lake Erie this last day of winter.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pre-Spring Swamp


Just waiting for my favorite birding swamp to thaw.  As soon as it does, it will be teeming with life!

Storm Clouds over Lake Erie