Recent Posts
Outdoor Ontario

Recent Posts

1
Ontario Birds / Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
« Last post by thouc on September 25, 2021, 04:24:42 pm »
Great shots, you got a lot closer look than I did. When I was there it was flying over the soybean fields, so pretty good looks, but a bit far for good photos.
2
Ontario Birds / Re: Amos pond a little fuller now
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 24, 2021, 07:29:00 pm »
I've seen an ovenbird at the Amos pond site before, both in the spring and in the fall. During the fall migration I have seen one as early as the beginning of September to as late as early October and it was usually wet each time. The first time I spotted one at Amos was just a little farther down the trail from the roadway entrance, but I spooked it at the time and couldn't find where it went after that blunder. Getting down close to the south pond is difficult in most places because of an embankment but near the trail's hidden  entrance it is easier and for flooded water in the woods it really is no problem at all provided you're dressed to get down and dirty.
3
Ontario Birds / Re: Amos pond a little fuller now
« Last post by Ally on September 24, 2021, 04:10:49 pm »
Wow, and wow, I have never seen one. What a treat!
4
Ontario Birds / Amos pond a little fuller now
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 24, 2021, 03:39:38 pm »
Just stopped by Amos pond system to check on the water level since I was passing by anyway. The lower (deeper) pond has approached the banks better but the upper pond is too far into the woods for me to check it out. I did notice movement at the water's edge relatively near the road ... still some muck ... and it was an ovenbird. I keep a mat in the car and went back to get ti so I could deck myself a few minutes. Quite peaceful and a little cool but no wind in that sheltered position.



5
Ontario Birds / Re: Streetside woodlot, again
« Last post by Ally on September 24, 2021, 02:48:27 pm »
I bet is feels good to be the sole provider of pics on this site now. And what a killer pic that is. Love everything about it. I only had a RTH visiting yesterday.


Alright now class, repeat after me:  VEE - REE - OH. Altogether now .... VEE - REE - OH. That was wonderful!


6
Ontario Birds / Re: Streetside woodlot, again
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 24, 2021, 01:31:42 pm »
Alright now class, repeat after me:  VEE - REE - OH. Altogether now .... VEE - REE - OH. That was wonderful!


7
Backyard Birding / Re: Hummingbird, Tiny Township Sept 23?
« Last post by Ally on September 23, 2021, 11:30:37 pm »
Been here a the Beach since Monday, Yesterday was a complete wash out, 24 hours of heavy rain almost 5 inches.
This Morning was buzzed by a Hummingbird while exiting the front door. A little shocked I had a look at the flowers and there is not a lot remaining.
Have had Pileated, Red Headed all week along with Norther Flickers. Spotted a
Red Bellied today early afternoon. Tried to get an image but it wouldn't co-operate.
Lots of Jays, Grackles??, Red Breasted Nuthatches, Cardinals around.
Neighbour had a mystery bird today at her feeder today Robin sized, All Yellow with no markings on the wings. Dunno if was a result of the Low pressure system yesterday, I might to go have a look. Two Pileated's arrived and the bird flew off.

Napper:)


How exciting!! I have never seen a red headed, and you have plural pileated's, not tl mention a all yellow bird! Can't think of anything Robinside, could it be a juvi summer tanager.
8
Backyard Birding / Hummingbird, Tiny Township Sept 23?
« Last post by Napper on September 23, 2021, 07:31:54 pm »
Been here a the Beach since Monday, Yesterday was a complete wash out, 24 hours of heavy rain almost 5 inches.
This Morning was buzzed by a Hummingbird while exiting the front door. A little shocked I had a look at the flowers and there is not a lot remaining.
Have had Pileated, Red Headed all week along with Norther Flickers. Spotted a
Red Bellied today early afternoon. Tried to get an image but it wouldn't co-operate.
Lots of Jays, Grackles??, Red Breasted Nuthatches, Cardinals around.
Neighbour had a mystery bird today at her feeder today Robin sized, All Yellow with no markings on the wings. Dunno if was a result of the Low pressure system yesterday, I might to go have a look. Two Pileated's arrived and the bird flew off.

Napper:)

9
Ontario Birds / Re: Point Pelee and Holiday Beach Sept.14-17
« Last post by gmack on September 22, 2021, 03:34:59 pm »
Followed the kingfisher all around the boardwalk. Or did it lead me? As for the heron I told my wife too bad it wasn't a no fishing sign.
10
Ontario Birds / Re: Point Pelee and Holiday Beach Sept.14-17
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 22, 2021, 12:39:33 pm »
Nice close capture of the Belted Kingfisher. Not a decoy ... right? I've never been to Pelee. Perhaps in the next life it will happen. I don't think that the heron much cares for the sign and is contemplating showing its displeasure in the way birds are wont to do. Never tried it myself, but then again, I object to everything.