BrianMorin

1418 uploads

Total photos: 1418
Total videos: 0
Species photographed: 304
Most photographed species: Snowy Owl (See all)
Countries visited: 2
Jul 13 2021
adult
Napier - A light drizzle was falling but since I was shooting from the car it didn't matter. It is always nice to see this uncommon grassland species.
Aug 26
Jul 18 2021
adult
Ottawa - A great treat to see this species within an hour from home. The bird was present for a few days, visible often at close range. One couple were sitting on a bench waiting for it to come to a feeder, only to find out the bird had been perched almost over their heads for 30 minutes. :)
Aug 26
Aug 24 2021
Crysler - Today a significant flock showed up, with 75+ probing the shallow river.
Aug 25
Aug 24 2021
Crysler - I returned to the area and discovered the bird still present. I remained at one spot in the river (only inches deep in this area so great for shorebirds, and for me) and waited for it to approach for some good shots.
Aug 25
Aug 15 2021
juvenile
Cornwall - Common Nighthawks no longer breed in our region so if we want to see one in the summer we have to head almost two hours northwest onto part of the Canadian Shield. They prefer open rocky areas with limited vegetation for breeding. This bird was a migrant that spent the day sleeping on a power line. In the third week of August, several flocks of a dozen or more moved through late in the day.
Aug 22
Aug 18 2021
immature
Crysler - Shorebirds continue their move south.
Aug 22
Aug 12 2021
adult, molting
Crysler - Nice to see an adult of this uncommon species. There are very few areas for us to check for shorebirds this year so it was nice to see a spot along a river with good habitat and several dozen birds.
Aug 13
Aug 12 2021
adult, molting
Crysler - We seldom see adults, only juveniles later on. Generally there are only one or two per year. It is very difficult to tell them apart from Short-billed but there are a few field marks including an under wing pattern difference. I saw that as well.
Aug 13
Jun 2 2021
adult
Cobourg - Breeding activity
Aug 11