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Non Wood Warblers - May 2016 at Rondeau PP, ON, Point Pelee PP, ON and Magee Marsh, OH

May 23, 2016

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.

 

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1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 640, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are notorious for not sitting still, which certainly was the case with this individual.

 

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1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 200, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

At Rondeau PP, a Red-throated Loon hung out very close to shore. I only wish the direction of light was better.

 

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1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 250, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

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.

 

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1/800, f/5.6, ISO 2000, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

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.

 

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1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 500, Canon 1D X, Canon 800mm

 

Swainson’s Thrush was pretty common at all three locations.

 

Rondeau PP-0318-Edit.jpg
1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 400, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

The dark loves and gray rump of Chipping Sparrows shown below are distinctive.

 

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1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 1250, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

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

 

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.

 

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1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 640, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

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).

 

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1/250, f/5.6, ISO 640, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

In this Gray Catbird photo, you can easily see the rufous undertail coverts.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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1/800, f/6.3, ISO 1250, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

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.

 

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1/800, f/5.6, ISO 250, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

This image was the only one I captured of a Wood Thrush, the largest of the spotted thrushes.

 

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1/800, f/6.3, ISO 3200, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

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.

 

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1/800, f/5.6, ISO 250, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

I appreciated this American Woodcock giving me a pretty unobstructed view, the only time on my trip that occurred with this species.

 

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1/800, f/5.6, ISO 5000, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

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.

 

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1/800, f/5.6, ISO 320, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

A Purple Martin makes a turn and heads back towards a Purple Martin house nearby.

 

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

 

This Great-crested Flycatcher happened to be the only one I photographed on the trip.

 

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1/800, f/5.6, ISO 6400, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

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.

 

Point Pelee NP_20160513-0078-Edit.jpg
1/800, f/5.6, ISO 2000, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

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.

 

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1/1000, f/8.0, ISO 4000, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II +1.4x tc

 

 

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

 

Happy Birding,

Claude

 

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