Solitary Sandpipers and Heron with a Bass: Sept. 15, 2022

Solitary Sandpipers breed in Northern Ontario and begin their southbound migration as early as July. They are easy to identify with their white eye rings. Unlike their usual solitary behaviour, two were in view this morning at Col. Sam Smith Park.

Solitary Sandpipers
Solitary Sandpipers
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper

I think of Great Blue Herons searching for small fish and frogs. Have a look at what this one caught this morning:

Great Blue Heron with bass
Great Blue Heron with bass
Great Blue Heron with bass
Great Blue Heron with bass
Great Blue Heron with bass
Great Blue Heron

Other birds:

Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Geese
Ring-billed Gull
Canada Goose
Mourning Dove
Mallards
Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile)
Cooper’s Hawk
Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile)
Green-winged Teal
Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile)
Mallard and Green-winged Teal

Today’s group:

searching for a Green Heron

NATURE POETRY

O golden month! How high thy gold is heaped!
The yellow birch-leaves shine like bright coins strung
On wands; the chestnut’s yellow pennons tongue
To every wind its harvest challenge.                         – Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–1885)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Solitary Sandpipers and Heron with a Bass: Sept. 15, 2022

  1. barbara

    So did it successfully swallow it????! Final pic shows no obvious crop distention; out of sequence or abandoned attempt? Suspense is choking me 😉

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