Non Wood Warblers - May 2016 at Rondeau PP, ON, Point Pelee PP, ON and Magee Marsh, OH
In my previous blog post about my May trip to Rondeau PP, Point Pelee NP and Magee Marsh, I highlighted warblers. In this post, I am focussing on a selection of my non warbler photos. The photos shown here, in addition to several other photos I've uploaded to my Photo Galleries are listed at the end of this blog. If you manage to make it through this long post (in terms of number of images), then feel free to browse the corresponding photo galleries for additional photos I made on this trip.
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are notorious for not sitting still, which certainly was the case with this individual.
At Rondeau PP, a Red-throated Loon hung out very close to shore. I only wish the direction of light was better.
In Ontario, Lincoln’s Sparrow is usually seen mostly during migration. This individual provided me with excellent looks. Below I photographed a Lincoln's Sparrow at Magee Marsh, which also posed nicely, in my opinion.
This White-winged Dove pictured below was a life bird for me. I like the blue colour around the eye as well as the orangey red eye.
Swainson’s Thrush was pretty common at all three locations.
The dark loves and gray rump of Chipping Sparrows shown below are distinctive.
This Clay-coloured Sparrow (see above) hopped along in the grass near some flowers, which I think adds a little interest to the both photos shown here.
There were two Great Horned Owlets in the nest while I was at Point Pelee NP. Here one of the owlets turned its head to check me out briefly. More photos can be viewed in my Photo Galleries (Typical Owls).
In this Gray Catbird photo, you can easily see the rufous undertail coverts.
I love the deep rich blue colour of this Indigo Bunting. I only wish there were no twigs between me and the subject at the time I made this photo.
One of the highlights of the trip for me was photographing this beautiful female Summer Tanager (see below). It was feasting on a nice tasty morsel.
I came across a few Tree Swallows sticking their head out of nesting holes in trees. As you can imagine judging by the photo below, this individual had a lot to say.
Two Bald Eagles were hanging out fairly close to their nest. In this photo, one of the eagles turned its head, providing me with a nice profile view of the face.
This image was the only one I captured of a Wood Thrush, the largest of the spotted thrushes.
The image below is the first image I’ve captured of a Common Nighthawk. It is extremely easy to walk by a roosting Common Nighthawk.
I appreciated this American Woodcock giving me a pretty unobstructed view, the only time on my trip that occurred with this species.
I had difficulty getting good photos of Yellow-billed Cuckoo (see below). On this individual, you can see the bright rufous primaries, which are not found on Black-billed Cuckoo.
A Purple Martin makes a turn and heads back towards a Purple Martin house nearby.
This Great-crested Flycatcher happened to be the only one I photographed on the trip.
Baltimore Orioles are always pleasing to see at this time of year, especially the males with their bright orange colouring, with a black hood and upperparts.
This female Eastern Bluebird (see below) perched in a tree for a couple of minutes. I like how the colours in this photo work here.
New Gallery Photos Added Gallery
Red-bellied Woodpecker Woodpeckers and Allies
Downy Woodpecker Woodpeckers and Allies
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Gnatcatchers and Gnatwrens
Red-throated Loon Loons
Lincoln's Sparrow Emberizids - Part 2
Chipping Sparrow Emberizids - Part 2
Lincoln's Sparrow Emberizids - Part 2
Clay-colored Sparrow Emberizids - Part 2
White-throated Sparrow Emberizids - Part 2
White-winged Dove Pigeons and Doves
Swainson's Thrush Thrushes
Wood Thrush Thrushes
Great Horned Owl Typical Owls
Brown-headed Cowbird Blackbirds
Orchard Oriole Blackbirds
Baltimore Oriole Blackbirds
Common Grackle Blackbirds
Indigo Bunting Frigilines and Cardueline Finches and Allies
Summer Tanager Tanagers
Tree Swallow Swallows
Purple Martin Swallows
Bald Eagle Hawks, Eagles and Kites
Warbling Vireo Vireos
Red-eyed Vireo Vireos
Common Nighthawk Caprimulgidae (Goatsuckers)
Eastern Whip-poor-will Caprimulgidae (Goatsuckers)
American Woodcock Sandpipers, Phalaropes and Allies - Part 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Cuculidae (Cuckoos, Roadrunners and Anis)
Great-crested Flycatcher Tyrant Flycatchers
Least Flycatcher Tyrant Flycatchers