Saturday, 21 February 2015

Birding in Appleton, Ontario

I follow a great number of serious birders. I am not so serious, just lucky.

LUCK = preparation meets opportunity!

Hubby has been seriously into the curling tournament. He's got cheat sheets and matrices of who plays whom, the results, and it is a wonderful time for him to watch a game he has never played!
I took off for a nice, Sunday afternoon drive.
I love watching the Goldeneye dive, except it is bitterly cold. We've had -20 C. temperatures for a couple of weeks.




Love watching them in action!

Appleton ducks from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I think I need to clean my lens!

The reason I went to Appleton is because we had a reporting of Bohemian waxwings there. This would be a good spot for them! No birds about, though! Sweet berries, though.

Saturday's #62

15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hi Jen, I love the ducks and mergansers.. I hope to get some shots of the Goldeneye someday.. Sorry you missed the Waxwings,next time.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Jennifer, these lovely ducks are Goldeneye. Great shots of them. Have a lovely weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

love the flock you did get to see, though!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful photos! We've had a mild winter with very few seriously cold days. We only had a couple of days after Christmas with -20 C.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of beautiful nature shots!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

ps. I would like a 'bobcat' too!

Frank said...

Lovely shots of the Goldeneye. Love watching them displaying.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful action shots.

Lea said...

Wonderful photos!

William Kendall said...

The goldeneyes are quite pretty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You saw some good birds anyway and a drive is a good thing sometimes whether you see what you went for or not. Your videos always make me want to learn how to do that.

Nancy J said...

They dive like ballerinas in the water, and red berries, gorgeous deep colour.So glad you had an outing, with Mr J home watching curling, does he have a favourite team?

EG CameraGirl said...

I enjoy watching the Common Goldeneyes too. ;)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh I wish we got the curling on our telly... sigh... but birding is always available! YAM xx

bettyl-NZ said...

Ducks are such great entertainment! It does make you wonder what the think as they bob and dive. Great photos.

Kay said...

Those red berries look so good against the snow.