Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Visit to Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Where a great place to go when it's dark and gray?  Tower Hill, of course!  If there's rain, you can duck inside and enjoy the Limonae and the Orangerie.  If it's just overcast, you can enjoy the trail system and hope for some good bird sightings!  Today I did a little of both.


 Blue Jay

Pileated Woodpecker

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Birds at BHCL

Took my lunch break at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land today yesterday.  The sun was shining, the temperature was near 50, and it was a beautiful day to be outdoors.

House Finch
(getting daily recommended fruits)

another House Finch at the fruit bar

 American Robin

 Eastern Bluebird

American Crow

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Kingfisher at Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary

I had a nice hike at Waseeka today.  Very quiet and peaceful there.  After all the recent wind, the water was calm and showing some beautiful reflections.  It's stick season again.  Besides Canada geese (zzz), a Belted Kingfisher was the avian highlight.

Autumn Meadowhawk (wow - it was only 45 degrees)

 Belted Kingfisher

This beauty was on the far shore of the water, and I enjoyed watching it dive into the water three times.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Birds at Tower Hill

I took a brief walk around Tower Hill Botanic Garden today.  It was overcast and in the high 40s.  There were lots of American Robins enjoying the fruiting trees and bushes.

 American Robin

 Blue Jay

Song Sparrow
 Black-Capped Chickadee

 Eastern Bluebird

 Cedar Waxwing

 House Finch

 Eastern Bluebirds
(favorite photo of this walk!)

 Red-Bellied Woodpecker

 Eastern Bluebird

 American Goldfinch