Sunday, July 20, 2014

Barn Swallow being fed by adult July 20 2014

Today I stopped by the pond to see if the waxwings were still there.  Luckily they were and so were the baby swallows.


Barn Swallow are endangered.  When feeding the young the adult never stops or stands on the branch. She is constantly looking for food and feeds while in flight.


A sure sign that food is on the way


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Toronto Wildlife Centre Red-tailed Hawk release July 5, 2014

On July 5, 2014 I was asked by Toronto Wildlife Centre to release a red-tailed hawk back to his home.  Helena came with me to do the release.  Thanks to parking officers who allowed me to park my car  in a safe spot and then release the hawk back to his home.  What a joy it was to see the hawk fly out of the box and then go to into the trees nearby.  He did a bit of screaming to let everyone know he was back home.  Thank you TWC for helping this juvenile red-tailed hawk return to the wild. 

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Where he landed and he let everyone know he was there.
Plus the robins and orioles ere attacking him trying to get him away from their territory.


My favourite shot of the release 



See the brown tail.  Juvenile red-tailed hawks have a brown tail. Only adults have the beautiful red tail.

Good luck little one.

Betty Harry Fox and Salsa - Trumpeter Swan family July 17 2014

How precious is this baby


Double trouble



Betty and two cgynets




Whole family 

from above


feeding









Just like parents 


Cygnet swimming under water
Coming out of water

Cedar Waxwing in Scarborough July 17 2014


Cedar Waxwings land in tree beside me.  Beautiful colour and marking


Wanted to get a flight shot but they kept teasing me.  Notice the poop in this guys hairdo

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Preening

Yes I will fly.  Not




Sunday, June 29, 2014

Raccoon family by our house June 28 2014


Mom and her 4 cute babies

Remember to look both ways

then cross the road fast



Climb the tree