April Serenity Blog - Spring Wanderings

I’ve been having some fun photographing birds this spring. Some I’ve just come across while on walks in the park, others I went looking for. One of my favourites has got to be these sweet little Black Capped Chickadees. They are quick and always moving. They have the sweetest song and there are certain parks where they will come feed from your hand.

Black Capped Chickadee

Black Capped Chickadee flying away!

Gathering seed

I think this is a female white breasted nuthatch

Of course, the old reliable Canada Goose is here, too! They are all over the place, paired up and preparing to welcome their goslings. This one must have had a nest nearby, he was on the park ahead of me, but didn’t want me there.

Canada Goose

The migrating swans pass through in the spring, hanging out on local ponds or sloughs, sometimes in larger flocks, sometimes just in pairs. I went out for a drive one afternoon and finally came across this large flock just as I was headed back home. They weren’t going to let me get too close though, so the best I could get was a shot of them flying off.

Migrating swans

This was a hairy or downy woodpecker, the hairy are bigger than the downy.

I was so thrilled to find this Mama Owl. I’d been told about a nest in this area and had hoped the owlets would be out, but no sign of them yet. Mom was tucked into the nest and we didn’t see much more than her head. I hope to go back and see the babes, soon.

Female Great Horned Owl

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