I never tire of watching Turkey Vultures wheel and soar. Such graceful birds.
This morning was very calm. This screen grab from the Detroit Michigan National Weather Service radar shows circles, or rings, at the top centre, just right of centre, bottom centre, and a small, partial one at bottom, right of centre.
The radar picked up – hundreds of thousands? millions? – of birds fanning out from these overnight roosting areas, on the move and looking for food, fattening up for migration.
Tundra Swans gather by the thousands in the corn- and potato-fields near Grand Bend Ontario as they start their journey to their nesting grounds in the far north.
Were fortunate to be able to detour last weekend to see the swans. It was an overcast day with light snow falling. These two commuted from a field on one side of the road we observed from, to a field on the other side of the road.
Tundra Swans are on the move. I drove by a field and hundreds were flying, standing, resting.
Spring is here. I’m blessed to witness its arrival.
Although the buffet was crowded there was room for one more.
A House Finch visits a sunflower feeder.
Although the weather is good, and Project FeederWatch starts about a month from now, I want to ensure that the songbirds know they can count on an at least a partial meal here.
This pair of wary Canada Goose allowed me to slowly approach within less than 10 meters.
I did not expect to see a Common Grackle visit the suet feeder. It did a good job of balancing on it while dining.
A Downy Woodpecker looks for a tidbit at the shelled sunflower feeder.
Tracking the Turkey Vultures on as they wheeled and soared on this windy day was difficult. I was fortunate to capture this image.