Susan's Birding and Nature Blog

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Mild Day...more Birding

Springbank Park, London, Ontario           8C, mild, overcast

Today was a mild day compared to what we have had the last couple of weeks.  This brief thaw is really melting a lot of snow.  More cold weather coming.  


As I was walking this Belted Kingfisher flew in busy fishing.
  




There were some Buffleheads and Common Goldeneyes. I also saw Canada Geese, Mallards, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, and Red-tailed Hawk.  Also heard a Carolina Wren.

Bufflehead

Two adult Bald Eagles came flying in and landed on a tree.











Wednesday, 10 January 2018

More Birding at Springbank

Springbank Park, London, Ontario      -5c, windchill -11c, partly cloudy

I decided to go birding in the area of the Guy Lombardo Bridge, Wonderland Rd. this morning. There has been some ducks sighted on the Thames since  January 1 - Redhead, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck and Red-breasted Merganser.  I'm still looking.

Common Goldeneye

The buffleheads were busy feeding.  

Buffleheads

Pied-billed Grebe

Hooded Merganser

It was nice to see a variety of smaller birds.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

House Sparrow

Black-capped Chickadee

Northern Cardinal

Thames River