Monday, April 17, 2017

Downy Woodpecker


compared to the hairy woodpecker
the downy woodpecker this one is smaller,
it has bars on it's tail
and the red spot is undivided
it's bill is compared to 'hairy's  shorter.

April 17, 2017


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hairy Woodpecker


Hairy Woodpecker
All years that i remember nesting in my yard
and not to far away in winter.
recognizable from the Downy Woodpecker, by it being larger ( 9 inches a bit larger then the always around Grey Jays) 
The tail feathers on the side of the black ones are all white. ( the Downy's have black spots)
The red spot on Hairy's crown is divided by black. ( the Downy's is one red spot).
And Hairy's beak is longer.

This photo taken March 4 2017, it seems to be checking out a nesting site, I will note this date how it is related to the hatching of the young , which mostly happens here in June.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

great horned owl


Sept 4, 2016
In the yard
That evening there where tow owls in the yard, a  great grey owl and a this one great horned owl, both hooting away.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Upland sandpiper



July 17, 2016
Aishihik road

Friday, May 20, 2016

spotted sandpiper

May 18, 2016
Kathleen Lake
A very common sandpiper, but recognized by me, for it's dark spots on white underparts, and yellow ( pinkish) bill with black tip. Apparently it bobs it's tail.

Monday, May 16, 2016

lesser yellowlegs nest



May 16, 2016, walking through the swamp around mooseskull lake by accident I flushed a lesser yellow legs off her nest.

On the lake this week  there are more then 4 lesser yellowlegs,  maybe 4 bonaparte gulls,  maybe 4 barrow's golden eyes, a mallard pair, a dozen scaup, and on the shore I spotted, robins, grey jays and a pair of rusty blackbirds.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

great grey owl








June 1, 2015, in the yard