Yellow-rumps and Wigeon in Dim Light: October 6, 2021

While photographing this morning, I wondered if I would have any usable photos because of the dim light and because of the wind which had every leaf in motion and made small birds almost impossible to find.

After viewing the photos on a large screen at home, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had enough to make up a post for today’s visit to Humber Bay.

Today’s group:

All week, there have been many Yellow-rumped Warblers:

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

In addition, some American Wigeon have either returned (a few winter in the Great Lakes) or are on their way to the east and south USA coasts from central North America.

American Wigeon (male)
American Wigeon (female)
American Wigeons (male)
American Wigeon (female)
American Wigeon (female)
American Wigeon (female)

Other birds:

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mallard (male)
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile)
Great Egret
Swamp Sparrow
Cormorants and Great Blue Heron
Gadwall (male)
Gadwall (male)
Herring Gull (juvenile)
Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Mallard
Mallards
Double-crested Cormorants
Ring-billed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Species list: red-necked grebe, great blue heron, great egret, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, American wigeon, hooded merganser, ring-billed gull, herring gull, rock pigeon, belted kingfisher, eastern phoebe, gray catbird, American robin, Swainson’s thrush, golden-crowned Kinglet, ruby-crowned kinglet, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, swamp sparrow, song sparrow.  (29 species)

NATURE POETRY

While the bright radiant sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.  – from the title page of the 1793 Almanac

Miles Hearn

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