Pull up a chair and get a cup of coffee or tea I would like to take you
along to see our 'S' birds.
You will need to be prepared for all kinds of weather,as we are viewing different seasons.
Bird number one is the Snow Goose,or in this case Geese.
In spring we see large flocks of these in our skies.
A much smaller bird,but still seen near the water is the Swamp Sparrow.
Trying to photograph this bird is a challenge,as he like to hide in the reeds.
This one was in town in our park. The Song Sparrow can be seen and heard almost everywhere. Here we see him in the reeds,but he is equally at home on the yard, singing from some nearby branch. Another very secretive bird is the Sora. This bird is in the Rail family. It is rare to catch him out in the open,and they can disappear in the reeds very quickly. The Sanderling is a new Bird for us this year. We were fortunate enough to catch a small flock of them on their way through the area. While they are busy feeding they pay no attention to anyone around,or so it seems. This Sharp-shinned Hawk was photographed in Winnipeg at the Assinniboine Park.
I think they are Tundra Swans.
This is a fairly large hawk,with beautiful markings.
These too are almost always in motion,therefore hard to capture.
This particular bird is almost pure white,
making it a male.
This slender hawk favors the forested areas.
You can see how the name may have come about.
A drive through the countryside will yield many of
these birds sitting on a pole or wire,singing their heart out.
The only problem is that the song is a quiet lispy tsit-tsit-tsit.
In a picture the spots in front look out of focus,
but they are just blended so softly.
They flew up right beside the car and I was lucky enough to get this one good shot
You can learn a great deal about God by studying His creation.