Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A gaggle of visitors

About mid-morning today my co-worker, Al, appeared in my office doorway and announced, "Bird alert!"

And it was a big bird alert. Not as in Sesame Street "Big Bird"  but as in Canada Geese and a number of them.  They managed to find a patch of grass among the snow and stayed around all day to nibble.  I was shooting through a rose tinted window so I've converted the photo to black and white.  This flock was still feeding when I left work at 4:30 p.m.

In the meantime, a different flock landed outside my office window this afternoon.  They wandered up and down the hill for about ten minutes....

.....and finally decided to fly the coop

We also have a pair of Red-Tailed Hawks in the office neighbourhood.  With any luck they're a mating pair and we might get to see some juveniles over the summer.


  1. How simply wonderful. And what a wonderful co-worker.

  2. Signs of spring...hurray.

  3. When I get back to the cabin in two weeks, maybe ours will be home too. So far have only seen a Merganzer pair. - Margy

  4. I love the one of them in flight. Were you dodging work all afternoon waiting for them to take off?

    1. No, I was lucky, I stood at my window for about ten minutes and when I felt they were getting ready to lift off I focused and got lucky. No sign of them this week I think they've had their fill of whatever they found on the grass.

  5. Nice shots Elaine. we have many Canadian Geese during the summer here in Lowell. and winter as well but more in the summer.

  6. These are the cutest pictures-- love that they are all lined up-- nature is so amazing.