I have been wanting to get a pic of one of these guys for years when visiting my mother and finally one was home when I had my camera with me.
I took about ten shots as I got ever closer until the bird took off and I then tried to take a picture of it in flight.
Mystery ant, large and small, see finger for scale.
Pendulum nest woven out of grasses and fiberous materials.
Recent sign of beaver activity, lodge, haul outs.
It looks like several of these are nesting under my mother's tile roof. I want to call it a robin but will take suggestions.
Heard 'em calling!
The front bird is a Canada Goose, but the one behind it appears to be a Canada-x-Greylag or Canada-x-Domestic hybrid
In the field, from behavior, size, and bill straightness, I thought this bird was a Lesser Yellowlegs. It did a lot of coasting and swimming, a la phalarope style. But looking at the picture now, I wanted to get some other opinions on Greater/Lesser.
Trumpeter Swans are very rare in our area. These 6 have been here for 3-4 days. I went over this morning and took a few photos.