Bird I’ve Never Photographed Before: Sept. 22, 2022

For the past few years, I have been photographing birds on an almost daily basis. This morning at Lambton Woods, we came across a very long-billed, brownish bird with stripes on the back wading in the Humber River.

This is a species I have heard thousands of times and frequently seen high in the sky during my annual Breeding Bird Survey trips in Northern Ontario. Never close enough to get a photo.

The birding gods put one right in front of us this morning: a Wilson’s Snipe.

Wilson’s Snipe
Wilson’s Snipe
Wilson’s Snipe
Wilson’s Snipe
Wilson’s Snipe
Wilson’s Snipe

Other birds:

Turley Vulture
Downy Woodpecker
Great Egret
Killdeer
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Turley Vulture with raccoon
Great Blue Heron and Great Egret
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret with Mallards
Red-tailed Hawk
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Northern Flicker (male)
Turkey Vulture
Northern Flicker (male)
Great Egret with Cormorants
American Robin (juvenile)
Turkey Vulture
Great Egrets with Mallards and Cormorants
Canada Goose
Great Egret
American Black duck
Turley Vultures
Mallard (male)
Mourning Dove
White-breasted Nuthatch

Today’s group:

MAILBOX

I thought that members of our walks-with-Miles community might be interested in this.

The travelling butterfly | Art Gallery of Ontario (ago.ca)

NATURE POETRY

The mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest-time begun.                – Charles G. Eastman (1816–1860)

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Bird I’ve Never Photographed Before: Sept. 22, 2022

  1. rosemarie fischer

    so,this was Your Happy Bird-day today,Miles! the snipe is beautiful,what a l o n g beak!!!!
    thanks for sharing this experience with us….
    Rosemarie

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