Northern Saw-whet Owl Near Oshawa, Ontario

Closeup image of a Northern Saw-whet Owl behind a tree branch in the Oshawa area, Ontario, Canada. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean

It had been several years since Bob and I came across a Northern Saw-whet Owl, the first time being in our local park in late October of 2012.  It was that bird sighting that got us hooked on bird watching.  It was a long interlude but not for lack of trying.  Our patience and persistence finally paid off when we located this Northern Saw-whet Owl on a recent warm February day near Oshawa, Ontario. Read more

Great Horned Owlets In Oshawa, Ontario

great horned owl and owlet, second marsh, oshawa, ontario,

For a change of scenery at the end of a week of birdwatching in parks around Toronto, Bob and I decided to pay a visit to Oshawa.  Our goal was to seek some of the migrating waterfowl that were moving through this area of southern Ontario.  It came as a surprise to come upon a Great Horned Owl and two Great Horned Owlets in the same neck of the woods. Read more

Baltimore Orioles Sighted at Second Marsh In Oshawa

Baltimore Orioles Sighted at Second Marsh In Oshawa

Baltimore Oriole female in spruce tree - Second Marsh - Oshawa - Ontario

A visit to Second Marsh in Oshawa is great at any time of the year, but is especially rewarding for birdwatchers. On a visit to the protected wetland, Bob and I were thrilled to see, not one, but many Baltimore Orioles (Icterus galbula). At our own home in Toronto, we are lucky to see a Baltimore Oriole once every few years. Read more

A Fledgling Tree Swallow At Second Marsh In Oshawa

A Fledgling Tree Swallow At Second Marsh In Oshawa

tree swallow fledgling - looks at our camera - second marsh - oshawa - ontario

Our visit to Second Marsh Wildlife Area in Oshawa was very rewarding.  Not only is that area of land very interesting and beautiful to walk, but the myriad habitats attract many different bird species, so it is a birdwatcher’s delight.  Bob and I were all set for a leisurely stroll as we patrolled the hiking trails in search of wildlife, and some of the first birds we saw were Tree Swallows. Read more

Yellow Warbler At Oshawa’s Second Marsh

Yellow Warbler male looks right - Second Marsh - Oshawa - Ontario

The trees at Second Marsh Wildlife Area were bubbling with melodious birdsong when Bob and I visited there one spring, and when we caught a flicker of yellow in the top of a brightly lit tree, our eyes honed in on a Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia).  The little male has the trademark chestnut streaking that help make these birds recognizable, and it pleased us that the warbler was singing his song. Read more