Archive for 'Wildlife'
A Red-tailed Hawk keeping a watchful eye of the prey below. Not my best hawk photo but it was a quick shot that I took out of the window of my car when I saw him on the side of Airport road. Hard to believe it is winter here in Caledon with so little snow, […]
It’s not often that I see deer in the morning in the back field behind me, most of the time I see them at dusk and they seem to follow a routine pattern along these Caledon hills and fields. However this one early October morning I saw two deer outside and managed to snap a […]
The Cedar Waxwing bird, a new arrival this year to my Caledon backyard or at the very least I never noticed them until now. These Cedar Waxwing birds started hanging out on this one dead tree and would eat some berries from a bush further below. I took these photos with my big 50-500mm zoom […]
Here is a close up of an adult male Downy Woodpecker. The active little Downy Woodpecker is a familiar sight at backyard feeders and in parks and woodlots, where it joins flocks of chickadees and nuthatches, barely outsizing them. The Downy is the smallest woodpecker in North America and their breeding habitat is usally forested […]
I caught this Red Squirrel red handed invading one of my bird feeders. This little guy has a home further back on my Caledon property but occasionally comes around to raid the bird feeds. Red Squirrel’s actually known as the American Red Squirrel is one of two species of tree squirrel currently classified in the […]
Here is a beautiful hawk standing guard, photo taken on highway 10 in Caledon near Orangeville, Ontario. Click on the photo above for a larger picture, this hawk was patient enough and stuck around long enough to be captured by my fiance using the Olympus 70-300mm zoom lens. To see some more hawk photos in […]
Not the greatest picture but I stumbled upon this deer near my property earlier this year. He was suprised to see me and not about to wait around for me to take another picture, he bolted two seconds later with lightening speed.
This young House Finch eating on one of our many bird feeders was born earlier this spring in front of our house. Every year there is a pair of house finches that builds a nest in one of the shrubs near our front entrance, this year they had three young ones that hatched and now […]
This young male deer (antlers) was walking alone in the field behind me around sunset. He was aware of my presence but did not scare away while I’ll snapped a few pictures with my camera and zoom lens. The deer population in the Caledon, Ontario area appears to remain fairly high. Be sure to keep […]
This slithering intruder, an adult milk snake some how snuck into garage last month. This was the first different kind of snake I have found around my property other than the more common garter snakes. After taking some photos of him we set him free back into the field behind us. The Milk Snake is […]