Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Real personality

I do love a shoveller that gives me the beady eye,
while Mrs. shoveller dribbles.
While snow was on the ground the fox sparrow had easy pickings from the feeders.
                                                          Nothing like a handout

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The woodcocks

The snow with ice top was a cruel situation, many woodcocks dying of starvation.
But there were still a few live woodcocks surviving in the harsh conditions.
Starkness of death, but a chance to really see the beak.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Finishing up lunch

Finish it off,
Half a gulp,
Down the hatch.
All gone except for spot on beak.
Meanwhile adult red tail not pleased that youngster is in this space.
Screaming going on. Get lost!
Youngster sits and digests for several hours.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More lunch

Dining is never rushed. Prey caught, secured and area checked for any meal competition.  Time to dine. First goes the head.
Next goal is to get at the innards, fresh red meat.
This is not spaghetti.
There's lots of food in a small rodent.
Checking for any trouble... a meal snatcher.    To be continued.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Stare, stare,stare... this is the way to spot lunch. Immature red tail hawk on Sunday.
Sorry, no food in the lens.
Down on a stump,.. closer to food.
Got something,  mantelling... nobody will take the catch.
Not a big lunch, one small rat.
To be continued.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Snow Melting

Lots of activity.. warmer day... food.. snow melting. First the cardinals, female and male.
The goldfinches at the feeders.
Titmice in the area.

Redbelly woodpecker working the bark for grub
Space between snow clumps for the robin.. food available.
and then the kid stuffed into a snowsuit, down the hill, can't stand up, too padded like the kid in CHRISTMAS STORY. Not hurt just immobile.  Papa came to rescue.
Hawk images for next blog post.