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Photos of Local Birds – Page 3

Photos by Barry Cherriere

Barry captured these images of a rare Eurasian Collared-Dove after it was spotted by Stu Mackenzie at the corner of Fifty Road and Ridge Road in mid-July 2007:


Eurasion Collared-dove


Eurasion Collared-dove

On July 20, 2007,Barry found this Ruff in the Paradise Pond along the trail to the tip of the Willows besides Spencer Creek in Dundas. Then one and a half hours later he was able to relocate it at the tip and captured these photos:


Ruff


Ruff

These images were captured at the Grimsby Lagoons on June 13 and 15, 2007, where Barry discoverd a very unusual nesting group of American Coots. There is very little recent evidence of American Coots breeding in the HSA. The breeding bird atlas has only seven out of the fourty seven squares with them confirmed to be breeding and this particular area wasn’t one of them. And most of those records were of older dates (as per Bob Curry’s Birds of Hamilton and Surrounding Areas page 183). This nest has six little ones, keeping the adults busy.


Family of American Coots


American Coot with chick

This image of a Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Swallow was captured on October 16, 2005, in the Dundas Marsh:


Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparow

This Eared Grebe caused bird excitement in the Hamilton area when it was spotted by Cheryl Edgecombe and Dave Don at the Grimsby sewage lagoons on March 30, 2007:


Eared Grebe

This Leucistic Horned Grebe was photographed in Oakville at the end of West Street near Bronte harbour on April 7, 2007:


Leucistic Horned Grebe

The best way to explain the reason why the bird is leucistic and not an albino is that it is pigment impaired and not snow white as in albinism.


Leucistic Horned Grebe

A Yellow-throated Warbler taken on April 27, 2007, at Lake-edge Park in Stoney Creek:


Yellow-throated Warbler

Least Bittern photographed April 26, 2007, on the mountain in a woodlot behind a church on Upper Wellington Street:

Least Bittern

Least Bittern

Dark morph Broad-winged Hawk photographed on April 24, 2007, at the Beamer Hawk watch in Grimsby:

Dark morph Broad-winged Hawk
Dark morph Broad-winged Hawk

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