Sunday, 21 September 2014

Bird Outing - September 14 2014

A few photos from a 4 hour outing. We drove hundreds of miles and saw virtually nothing then got the only photos of the day within a few miles of home and all within about 10 minutes along a 100 yard stretch of road.

Northern Flicker

Red Headed Woodpecker immature

Red Headed Woodpecker

Red Headed Woodpecker

Turkey

Turkey

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Merlin vs Magpie - Fort Whyte Alive - September 11 2014

Merlin vs Magpie

We were taking photos of a Merlin sitting on a fence post at about 100 feet distant.
A Magpie landed on the next fence post and almost immediately the two attacked one another.
We only got a few photos of the battle as the two birds disappeared behind some bushes, reappeared further out in the field, disappeared behind the bushes again and when they reappeared the Merlin had the upper hand and the Magpie fled.