I feel very honoured and at the same time humbled,to think that some of my photos were published.
A new publication has come out,documenting notable birding sites situated both in Manitoba and in North Dakota. More information is available at the following link,International Adventure Trail
Several pictures which I had submitted have been used in the booklet and today I will share those images here.
The male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is a colourful bird and seen every spring,drilling little holes into the trees and waiting for sap to collect in them.
This picture was also used on a set of notecards put out by the same organization.
One of my spring favourites is the Red-tailed Hawk.
We see many of them each year but they still are a joy to see,especially when they fly though a bright blue sky like this.
Seeing a Yellow-headed Blackbird clinging to the reeds is a thrill.Some of the marshes in this area have large flocks of these birds.To hear their song is a unique experience,because to me it sounds like rusty hinges in need of some oil.
The Bobolink on the other hand has a very musical song,which it performs over and over again during courtship.Some people have referred to these birds as Skunk Birds and I can see why.
When the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks arrive,we are in for a treat. Not only is the male a very attractive bird,but they also have a most beautiful song.Someone has said that it sounds like a Robin who has had voice lessons.
Last,but certainly not least,is the Bald Eagle.Seeing this bird in flight is sure to bring a smile.Those huge wings carry the Eagle effortlessly through the air.
This was another picture used for notecards.
I am looking forward to spring,when I will be able to get out into some of the areas described in this booklet and find more birds to photograph.
It is an honour to share these pictures with the birding community and now with my blogging friends as well.
Matthew 6:26 - Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?