Esta página es parte del sitio www.fotosaves.com.ar
, con miles de fotos de aves de Argentina
This page is a part of the www.fotosaves.com.ar
website, with thousands of my own photos of birds of Argentina
(C) 2010 - Alec Earnshaw
to Toronto, Canada
1st-7th November, 2010
is a small collection of photos taken during a business trip to Toronto.
I was lucky to be able to stay on for the weekend, visiting Niagara
Falls on Saturday with a colleague from work, and then on Sunday out
birding with Knud Rasmussen, the Birdingpal creator. Below are the
photos I took during this trip.
page has 133 photos including 27 bird species.
Many thanks to Knud, creator of Birdingpal,
and his charming wife Karen, not only for the fantastic day out to
see birds, but also for the exquisite dinner before departing from
Thanks for visiting this page - Alec
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of wildlife taken in the vicinity of the hotel and workplace
Taken in pine
trees around the hotel parking lot in the evening with the very last rays
of light, immediately after getting back from a busy day at work.
I had heard it calling and went for it, even if it was in very harsh light.
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - TURDIDAE
Also by the hotel car park, in the evening. Taken with flash, as it was nearly
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) - EMBERIZIDAE
Also at the hotel parking lot. The only other bird I saw here was Dark-eyed
Junco, but was able to get better photos of these on Sunday at a reserve.
Ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis)
Manys of these gulls were to be seen flying around in the outskirts of Toronto,
where the hotel was.
These in the photos were hanging around in the parking lot next to the McDonald's
where we had breakfast each morning.
carolinensis) - Melanistic
morph" taken near the workplace
of wildlife taken at Niagara Falls - Saturday 6th November 2010
taken during outing with Knud Rasmussen along shores of Lake Ontario,
east of Toronto
Sunday 7th November 2010
taken at Whitby - from Windsor Bay Park
A view of Whitby Harbour
(Mergus merganser), digiscoped using Knud's scope
A pair of Mallards
taken at Whitby Harbour - from Lake Park
Loon (Gavia immer) - GALVIIDAE - in winter plumage
Ring-billed Gulls (Larus
taken at Cranberry Marsh - near Lynde Shores Conservation Area
Link to Cranberry
Marsh, one of the sites monitored by the Greater Toronto Hawk
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta
cristata) - CORVIDAE
Owl, used to recognize arriving raptors that will stalk the owl not
knowing it is a dummy.
This behaviour is used by the experts who participate in the raptor counts
during migration as it helps to distinguish resident raptors from the migrants.
taken at Thickson's Woods
for the Great Horned Owl
Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) - Gotcha!
taken at Second Marsh - Oshawa
(Pandion haliaetus) - At a great distance, digiscoped through
Knud's scope. A fairly late record for this bird, it seems, on November
Dove (Zenaida macroura)
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Many thanks to Knud Rasmussen, creator of Birdingpal,
for taking the time to show me around those lovely birding
In all I got 47 bird species during my visit to Canada, of
which 10 were lifers, and was able to take photos of 27 different
bird species, shown above. Not bad at all, considering the
time of year and the fact that I was doing photos.
Thanks for visiting ths page - Alec
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