The adventuresome life of a Great Pyrenees/Newfoundland dog in Northwestern Ontario

Wildfowl Wednesday

There is a lot of wildlife here on the Estate. I’ve had a busy spring monitoring incomers, outgoers, hangabouters, freeloaders and menacing lurkers. Elizabeth has caught a handful on camera, so we thought we’d show you some. She doesn’t photograph the half of it though….

Elizabeth says we can do more as she captures them on her new camera, but if she put them all up now, then you’d be scrolling forever….

She has a point.

Today we’ll show you some of the flappers we’ve seen this spring:

 

This Mourning Dove passed through in April.

This Mourning Dove passed through in April.

Definitely a hanger-on... A Ruffed Grouse in the willow bush.

Definitely a hanger-on… A Ruffed Grouse in the willow bush. It’s eating the Pussywillows!

White Throated Sparrow visiting our feeder. They stay here all summer.

White Throated Sparrow visiting our feeder. They stay here all summer.

This is a Harris Sparrow. He's just here for a few days on his trip north.

This is a Harris Sparrow. He’s just here for a few days on his trip north.

We see a lot of these Chipping Sparrows at the feeders.

We see a lot of these Chipping Sparrows at the feeders.

A Common Goldeneye  enjoying the splashy water this spring.

A Common Goldeneye enjoying the splashy water this Spring.

This baby Crow was waiting for its mom or dad to bring it a fat worm.

This baby Crow was waiting for its mom or dad to bring it a fat worm.

There was a heavy thunder shower, and mom and dad had better luck worm hunting afterward. They sure looked wet!

There was a heavy thunder shower, and mom and dad had better luck worm hunting afterward. They sure looked wet!

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Comments on: "Wildfowl Wednesday" (18)

  1. Renée de Bruin said:

    Back again! Thanks for the wonderfil pics! Is all well?

  2. You’re making me hungry! Just kidding, of course! MOL (Meow Out Loud!)

    The only fowl I’ve actually eaten is chicken mashed up in my bowl. I do like to ‘chirp’ at birds I see through the clear walls of our house, trying to coax them a little closer, but they’re smart enough to keep their distance. 🙂

    Nice photos, Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing them, Stella.

    – Salem

    • Thank you, Salem! I eat chicken, too. I chase the Crows and Whiskey Jacks (and other big black flappers), but I enjoy listening to the others’ tweets. Some of them are very good singers!

  3. I don’t know why but I like crows very much – they are special :o)

  4. These are absolutely fantastic birdie photographs! Loved each one of them! Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Thank you Nikita! I’m so glad you like the pictures. It’s fun going out with Elizabeth to take them. She says it’s harder to take them when I’m around though. Two-leggers make a lot of excuses, haven’t you found?

      • Oh yes, we always pull Mommy all over the place and when she stops to try to take a photo, we bump her or yank her and she misses the shot. Most mornings, Mommy takes us out and she brings her camera with her because we always run into a deer or two in the neighbors yard that she wants to capture. We just sit there watching the “big doggies”!

  5. Great pics! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a grouse in the wild.

  6. Stunning pics!

  7. They are lovely photos! I can see what you mean though, Stella – if they didn’t have you to guard the place those birds would be everywhere.

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