Saturday, December 12, 2009

Song Sparrow

A lone bird that posed nicely for me. The most common species around at this time of year were the feeding Am Robins, White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos. I saw my first Song Sparrow in California in early July and conclude that it must be a different ssp to this bird on the East coast which looked paler and a tad bigger.

Grackle Swarm

From no where the sky filled with a swarm of Common Grackles and then they were gone. Also American Crow, American Goldfinch and Tufted Titmouse.

Friday, December 11, 2009

American Robins

Abundant birds compared with Jan/Feb.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Downy Woodpecker

I wish Lesser Spots were as easy to find as these little gems are in the US. Reminds me of a similar view I had of a male Lesser Spot in the shubs along the river here in Willington a full ten years back - alas no Canon camera and lens in them days though. Lesser Spots now absent from Willington and none seen anywhere this year.