Friday, 28 April 2017

Canada Geese Territory Dispute - April 2017

All was peaceful at the pond until a second pair of Canada  Geese decided to declare the pond theirs. There was a lot of honking and plenty of action, but, I never saw any of the Geese come in contact with another.
The action was fast and furious. I lost many shots as I had a hard time keeping the Geese in frame.
Hope you enjoy the action.

Buffleheads - Canada Geese
All was peaceful....until

The interlopers arrive
The honking started as soon as the two pairs caught sight of each other.

Interlopers driven off the resident Geese return to the pond.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Week of 16 - 22 April 2017

Blue Winged Teal - Coot - Bufflehead

Blue Winged Teals
Mating. Male holds onto females head and occasionally pushes it under the water.

Blue Winged Teals 
Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper
Launching from tree. Closest I've gotten to getting a photo of one in flight.

Bufflehead - Ring Necked Duck - Gadwall





Canada Geese - Ring Necked Duck

Canada Geese - Ring Necked Ducks - Northern Shoveler - Redhead - Mallard

Canada Geese -

Canada Goose

Common Grackles

Downy Woodpecker


Gold Finch
Changing from winter to breeding colors. First time I've seen this.

Gold Finch

Greater Yellowlegs - Northern Shoveler

Hermit Thrush


Meadow Lark
At a distance. If it weren't singing I probably would never have seen it.

Mourning Doves

Northern Flicker

Northern Harrier
Closest it came to us was a few hundred yards. There were two which were interacting but they were to far away to get photo of them together.


Redheads - Northern Shovelers - Coot

Ring Necked Duck


Yellow Rumped Warbler