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The Riverwood Conservancy in Mississauga, Ontario

Earlier this week I went on a walk through parts of The Riverwood Conservancy in Mississauga, Ontario. At this time of the year, most leaves have fallen off trees and birds can be spotted more easily. With my bins and camera by my side I set off to see what photo opportunities were about. Many of the birds I came across are locally common; however, I was pleased to get several clean views and photos of birds that I have added to my website photo gallery collection. I’m quite happy whenever I manage to add one good photo to my collection on any given day, but on this day I was fortunate to obtain several deserving candidates for my photo gallery collections. A selection of some of these photos are shown here, while others can be seen by drilling further into the respective photo galleries on my website.

1/800, f/5.6, ISO 1600, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II + 1.4x III tc

I am much more likely to hear Carolina Wren than see one. For once I was lucky to have this individual approach nearby and provide excellent looks. The color of the leaves behind the wren blend in nicely with the rich buffy orange tones on the underside of the Carolina Wren.

1/800, f/5.6, ISO 500, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II + 1.4x III tc

Above an adult Cooper's Hawk turns its neck to look my way. The cold tones of the cloudy background seem to nicely complement the blue tones of the Cooper's Hawk's back, in my opinion. The white tail tip is broader and more obvious in the fall.

1/640, f/5.6, ISO 640, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II + 1.4x III tc

Above I took a simple portrait of a locally common White-throated Sparrow that popped out in the open along a thin branch.

1/640, f/5.6, ISO 800, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II + 1.4x III tc

The red berries add a nice touch, in my opinion, to the overall look of the American Robin photo above.

1/640, f/5.6, ISO 1250, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II + 1.4x III tc

This adult waxwing was feeding on berries along with a few other individuals. If you check out my Waxwings photo gallery, you'll see a couple more photos I made on the same morning.

1/800, f/5.6, ISO 1000, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II + 1.4x III tc

I usually see Red-bellied Woodpeckers drumming on tree trunks; however, on this occasion this adult male was photographed forraging along the ground.

 

New Gallery Photos Added                Gallery

Carolina Wren                                        Wrens

Cooper’s Hawk                                       Hawks, Eagles and Kites

White-throated Sparrow                       Emberizids

American Robin                                     Thrushes

Cedar Waxwing                                      Waxwings

Red-bellied Woodpecker                       Woodpeckers and Allies

Barrow's Goldeneye                               Ducks, Geese and Swans

Cattle Egret                                            Bitterns, Herons and Allies

Blue-headed Vireo                                 Vireos

Forster's Tern                                         Gulls, Terns and Skimmers

Boat-tailed Grackle                                Blackbirds

 

Happy Birding,

Claude

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