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.
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.
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.
Above I took a simple portrait of a locally common White-throated Sparrow that popped out in the open along a thin branch.
The red berries add a nice touch, in my opinion, to the overall look of the American Robin photo above.
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.
I usually see Red-bellied Woodpeckers drumming on tree trunks; however, on this occasion this adult male was photographed forraging along the ground.
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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