Monday, 29 December 2014

Carolina Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker

The Christmas Bird Count for Woodstock took place yesterday. I couldn't take part in a full day count like last year, but I did get to see two species in the morning before my family left for the day.

The Carolina Wren has been around for four months now! I've actually had it in my yard four days in a row day and I've seen it multiple times each day. Cold weather is returning later this week so maybe it will finally head south.

I've had a Red-bellied Woodpecker stop by five times this month. It is pretty difficult to get a picture of. I want it to continue to return so I've only been taking its picture through the window so I don't scare it away.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Pine Siskin - Christmas Bird Count

I don't see a lot of Pine Siskins each year. Yesterday was the Christmas Bird Count for Hartland so we were quite pleased to find two at a feeder we stopped at. Four of us found 29 different species yesterday and another 8 species have been found during the count period so far. Hopefully at least one Pine Siskin will be around for the Woodstock CBC next Sunday!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Red-tailed Hawk

I found two Red-tailed Hawks yesterday! Right after church I drove around Woodstock and Hartland for close to three hours. The first one I found on the Rosedale Road right in someone's yard and the other was on the highway on my way home. The last three or four times I've seen a Red-tailed Hawk, I haven't had my camera so it was great to get a picture of each yesterday.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Red-bellied Woodpecker

There are quite a few different reports of Red-bellied Woodpeckers in New Brunswick this winter. This is the second time I've had one come to my backyard. Even though it came twice this afternoon, I couldn't get much of a picture. It was enough to just watch it for a few minutes as I would much rather it come back again instead of scaring it off just for a better photo!