Brown Thrasher: I will describe this bird as sleek and very good at running away from me. Rust brown in color with a speckled tummy. He also likes posing for the camera while eating, how rude. Apparently this bird knows thousands of songs. So it might be hard to identify by call.
|yellow bellied sapsucker|
Dove: If you think you hear an owl, it is probably a dove imposter. You can hunt and eat these fellows.....
|sinister looking dove|
|red winged blackbird|
|female common grackle|
Oriole: orange orange orange. This is the first time I have ever seen one. He seems to be a fan of berries. I kept catching him eating my blackberries, completely unfazed by the "bird proof" netting.
|Oriole in Ontario|
|Oriole on Wolfe Island, eating a spider web, or perhaps what is caught in it.|
|Ruby Throated Hummingbird: The young birds seem so susceptible to predation. I just walked up to this little fuzz ball and snapped a bunch of pictures. I got boarded and walked away before it flew away.|
|baby ruby throated hummingbird|
|adult ruby throated hummingbird|
|cedar waxwing eating a coniferous tree berry|
Barn Swallow: this barn swallow got stuck in the barn. It kept hitting a window trying to escape. So my dad grabbed it and brought it outside. The barn swallow nests are really neat. They are made primarily out of mud (or so it seems) and they are stuck onto the wall forming a half nest shape.
|young barn swallow|
Chickadee: This adorable bird has a black cap and a white belly and cheeks. I always catch these little guys eating the moths and bugs out of spider webs.
Crow: A crow nest on top of a barn silo.
Pileated Woodpecker: This giant is freaky deaky. It is about the size of a crow and looks and moves like a horror movie cartoon. No wonder Woodie was based off of this guy.
|Eastern Kingbird, Wolfe Island|
Harris Hawk: She works at the airport scaring away other less awesome birds. Harris hawks are not native to Canada. I am pretty sure Canadian birds of prey are highly protected. You are not allowed to own one or hunt them.