Deer, Turkeys and a Saw-whet / Final Day Long Lens : January 2021

Today was my last with the rented mirrorless camera and long lens so I returned to Lynde Shores near Whitby. My hope was to find the Wild Turkeys that are often here.

Success!

Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey
Wild Turkeys

During my last visit I photographed some deer far out in a field:

White-tailed Deer

Today, a few approached:

White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer

As if this wasn’t enough, a Northern Saw-whet Owl came into view. These little creatures are about 8 inches tall.

Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl

Four species of sparrows were nearby:

White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow

Other birds:

Canada Goose
American Black Duck
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Cardinals and Tree Sparrow
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Downy Woodpecker (female)
Black-capped Chickadee
Downy Woodpecker (female)
Mourning Dove
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Dark-eyed Junco (female)
American Robin
Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)
American Goldfinch
Downy Woodpecker
White-breasted Nuthatch

WINTER QUOTE

Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.
― Sara Raasch, 

Miles Hearn

11 thoughts on “Deer, Turkeys and a Saw-whet / Final Day Long Lens : January 2021

  1. Lorena Balingit

    So beautiful Miles! What Wonderful creatures to watch . I was glad to see the Wild Turkeys and everything on the photos. Do you find the mirrorless camera better than the regular DSLR? Best regards, LB

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  2. Debi

    Wow, what an amazing set of photos. All so sharp and clear..you were very successful with your sightings both through the lens and in the field.
    Can’t believe the woodpeckers too also eating out of your hand. Loved the little owl and deer!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Think you should keep the equipment! Lol.

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  3. Lisa Volkov

    Absolutely fantastic! You made an excellent choice for your final day!
    I think there is more than a little suspicion going around that you just might be inclined to–well, as one person put it, “go shopping”. You handled it like a complete pro! I don’t know what this stuff costs, but…if it’s too much right now, then I suspect you will be renting it again, sometime, anyway. What an experience! Thanks, Miles!

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  4. rosemarie fischer

    gorgeous pictures,so many varieties all in that location……one of the best you ever sent,even though I all enjoy them. Thanks!!!!!!

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  5. Pina

    Valentines Day is coming. Go ahead and drop the hint. And if that doesn’t work, do what I do. I just go and buy it for myself. So get that camera and we will continue to enjoy your fabulous photos!

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  6. Susan

    Hello Mies – I agree with all before me – just wonderfulj photos – just a very special series. Loved the cross eyed saw-whet – all of them but that was as close as I have ever seen.
    Thanks so much for sharing with your following.

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