Sunday, March 7, 2010


I was on the trail early this morning, by 8:15 am, and the air was alive with the sounds and songs of Black-capped Chickadees, Nuthatches, Canada Geese, Northern Cardinals and the elusive Belted Kingfisher. Finally, my patience paid off and I got this shot of the Kingfisher sitting under the railway bridge. The line across the lower back is the shadow of an over-head wire and not a marking.

From March 2010

The next challenge? A better shot....


  1. He's a beautiful little guy and the contrast with the raw metal really sets this shot off.

    I was out for an early morning walk with Lindsay yesterday and had a huge swan fly overhead. When I got home and told Linda about it she said, "Where was your camera?"

    It was, of course, safely home in a drawer.

  2. Barry, fortunately my camera (Canon SX100) fits in my jacket pocket and is small enough to keep it hanging on my wrist when I'm walking through the woods. The price I pay for convenience is quality, I know I'd have sharper photos with a digital SLR. But after 30+ years of dragging around a film SLR and all it's attachments, I'm happy to go for convenience.

    Tundra swans pass through the Aylmer (near St. Thomas) area every spring on their way north. We've been to see them a couple of times and the massive flocks are quite impressive. Your lone one must be a rebel!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I only ever saw one of these once. Lucky you had the camera!