An American Kestrel eats a mouse near Whitby



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An American Kestrel eats a mouse near Whitby

American Kestrel sits on powerline with mouse

On an extremely warm and sunny spring day, Bob and I drove east to Whitby, in Ontario, for a walk at the various conservation areas found in that area.  Along the roadway, we spotted an American Kestrel eating a mouse on a telephone wire. Read more

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A Northern Mockingbird sighted near Thickson’s Woods



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A Northern Mockingbird sighted near Thickson’s Woods

Northern Mockingbird sits on tree branch in Thickson's Woods, Whitby, Ontario, Canada

With Arctic air being driven into Southern Ontario by a gusty wind right out of the north.  Bob and I, nevertheless, seized the opportunity to go in search of  a Northern Mockingbird, in Thickson’s Woods in Whitby, Ontario.  Read more

Barred Owl we sighted at Thickson’s Woods in Whitby



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Barred Owl we sighted at Thickson’s Woods in Whitby

Barred Owl sits in tree- Thickson's Woods - Whitby - Ontario

On a bitterly cold January day with temperatures of -20 Celsius when the wind chill was factored in, Bob and I,  drove out to Thickson’s Woods in Whitby, Ontario, because we had heard that two Great Horned Owls make their home in that unique small forest.  As it turned out we didn’t find the Great Horned Owls, but did find this Barred Owl sitting in the woods. Read more

A Red-bellied Woodpecker at Lynde Shores Conservation Area



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A Red-bellied Woodpecker at Lynde Shores Conservation Area

Red-bellied Woodpecker in amongst the branches - Lynde Shores Conservation Area, Whitby, Ontario

On a visit to Lynde Shores Conservation Area in Whitby, Ontario,  Bob and I managed to sight a Red-bellied Woodpecker late in the afternoon beneath cloudy skies, high in a treetop. Read more

Birds and Animals at Lynde Shores Conservation Area

Birds and Animals at Lynde Shores Conservation Area

Wild Turkeys Galore - Lynde Shores Conservation Area, Whitby, Ontario

On an unseasonably warm January day, Bob and I visited Lynde Shores Conservation Area in Whitby, Ontario, to do some birdwatching.  No sooner had we entered the grounds than a huge flock of eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) were found clogging the walkway of the Bird Feeding Trail.  Read more

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