• Isn’t that a coincidence. This bird and its mate are at the Ottawa Airport, about 150 feet from a runway. The nest is in a tangle along a fence behind a secure side fence but only about 40 feet in so it will be easy to watch the birds coming and going later on. We had them on a mowed area close by, feeding and resting in a large tree. One of them came down to the ground about 20 feet away. The male does incredible mimics. Perfect House Sparrow, Robin, Crested Flycatcher, Starling, Killdeer, Kingfisher, Red-winged Blackbird alarm call and a number of others. They are indistinguishable from those birds.

  • It is partially obscured but showing just enough. Oddly enough this is a species I’ve had a great deal of difficulty photographing well. In this case the bird remained on the post with me parked on the road.

  • For me it was not just about the bird but the complete picture. The setting was great with a neutral background and much character in the post.