Sunday 25 February 2024

Saturday 24 February 2024

Drinking Waxwings

Recently, I've been fascinated by a group of Waxwings in Peterborough. Their unique drinking habits, preferring puddles  after berries, have caught my attention. Even when faced with frozen puddles, they cleverly find ways to hydrate, showcasing their adaptability, finding water droplets in the trees. 

Thursday 22 February 2024

A Bright Evening

Another throwback to mark ten years since I visited Canada.

This time a smart drake Evening Grosbeak. We enjoyed point blank views of a big flock of these with Purple Finches at the Algonquin Park, visitor centre . Most of the park was closed due to the extreme snow and it was the coldest I have ever been at -21°C and wind chill of -30°C. These birds certainly brightened up their snowy environment.

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Monday 19 February 2024

Cardea Waxwings

Spent a little bit of time with Stangrond Waxwings over the weekend. This fantastic flock of five have attracted a steady stream of admirers. Their irregular appearances around here always makes them a treat to see. 

Sunday 18 February 2024

Thursday 15 February 2024

From the archives No. 10

Throwback to an unforgettable encounter with this stunning adult male Snowy Owl!

Ten years ago, during the winter of 2013/2014, I had the incredible opportunity to witness the unprecedented influx of these majestic birds into Canada. What was supposed to be a trip to Norway turned into an Arctic adventure in North America, and I couldn't have been happier with the switch!

With thousands of Snowy Owls gracing the Canadian landscape, every day was a new opportunity to witness their grace and beauty. Among the many birds we encountered, this adult male stood out with its pristine white plumage and mesmerizing eyes. It was truly a highlight of the trip and remains one of my favourite birding and photographic experiences to this day.

Can find more photos from the trip here.