Tuesday 28 October 2014

Oriole for Lunch

This immature Sharp-shinned Hawk was tearing apart what looks like an oriole this afternoon:

Video here if you dare:

Photographed 2 weeks ago... in New York! A juvenile Piping Plover.

This is Buddy. A Lesser Black-backed Gull that has over-wintered at the West end of St. John's for the last 4 winters (I think it was hatched in 2010). It returned this year on or before Oct. 22 and will continue to be a regular at the bread conveyer that is at the west end of the lake.

Birders looking at a Nelson's Sparrow at Cape Race last Sunday:

A rather tame Horned Lark: