Monday, August 26, 2013

Weekly What Bird

Can you guess what kind of juvenile bird this is?

It is a falcon and it's name is also that of a wizard's.

Note: My friends took this picture when we were cottaging together.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Back home

After a month of vacation in Ontario we are finally back to Winnipeg. A Song Sparrow is hanging around our feeder. And a chipmunk is living under our deck, he has even come to the platform feeder. Unfortunately chipmunks digging under your house isn't very good, so we''l probably have to trap him and release him somewhere else. I made some Bark Butter (see recipe page) for my new Bark Butter feeder I made. I got some pictures hummingbirds at some flowers. But the most exciting news is that the Cooper's Hawk young are still here, I saw them and heard them. I saw three. I have probably forgotten something I wanted to say but anything I forget will come in a new post.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Weekly What Bird

Can you guess what bird this is?
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Ask me if you want a hint.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ontario - 2013 - Final Day

My Bark Butter feeder design 
We are leaving tomorrow and soon will be back in Winnipeg. We have made two nice cedar bluebird houses with a predator guard and hinge, a pine American Kestrel box with a hinge, its all packed up in the van and we will assemble it when we get home, and a robin or barn swallow or phoebe nesting shelf while we were here. I also made a really quick Bark Butter feeder too. There will be nails for perches which you can also put oranges on for orioles. I'll nail the back onto a tree. We are taking home a bird feeder from.
The two bluebird boxes

Bluebird box with lid open

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Birds at the bird bath

The homemade birdbath we made is starting to be a hit. We got a sink pedestal and a broken heated birdbath from the thrift store and made a beautiful birdbath. We have seen lots of Mourning Doves at it taking a drink then turning around and let their tails sit in the water. We have seen a Cardinal in the birdbath, and even an Eastern Kingbird hanging about. A grackle and some Blue Jays went in today, I got some good pictures of  the grackle.
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Weekly What Bird

Can you guess what this bird is?

Ask me if you want a hint.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ontario - 2013 - Week Four

This is our last week in Ontario, then we'll head back to Winnipeg. There has been a Red-bellied Woodpecker hanging around the suet here. We don't get these in Winnipeg so it was exiting. 
Chickadee singing
 My brothers went canoeing in Hamilton when I was camping with my friend. They saw swans, the only Bald Eagle family that lives in Hamilton, shorebirds, a Red-tailed Hawk, a Great Egret and a Great-blue Heron.

My brother has been getting some good pictures of birds too.
Chickadee singing

When they were canoeing they found swan feathers almost a foot and half long!
Red-bellied Woodpecker
 I am pretty sure there was some Merlins living at the lake where I was camping.

female Northern Cardinal

Mourning Dove

Red-bellied Woodpecker

I was bored so i doodled on the Red-bellied Woodpecker :)