Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cottage Birding

The cottage on Georgian Bay is in the middle of a nature reserve. That means it's well wooded.  It's not an easy place to get bird shots!
 
Bird feeders can't go up until the winter, as the black bears in the area love to snack on bird seed, and load up on calories in late summer for their big sleep! As much as I would love to get a photo of a bruin, I wouldn't want one on the front porch!
 
So, this is all I got. 
 
Yellow-throated Vireo

American Robin
 
 And on the water...
 Red-breasted Merganser
 
Juvenile Cormorant
  
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47 comments:

Mama Zen said...

You got some beautiful shots!

Sylvia K said...

So good to see you and your beautiful birds and such a perfect way to start a day!! And these are so very lovely indeed! Hope you have a great week, Karen!!

Kim Hkiss said...

Beautiful series of photos. Something in the water that makes these birds looks elegant.

Kim,USA

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Gary Phillips said...

Great series though!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

still awesome shots of many i don't get to see!

Nancy J said...

The last one, super, all those muted colours go so well together. Greetings from Jean

Joop Zand said...

They are again very nice photographed Karen.... well done.

greetings, Joop

http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

Neil said...

Beautiful series.

eileeninmd said...

These are lovely birds and photos. One of my favorites is the Merganser! Love the "do".

Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

Elephant's Child said...

'All' you got, would have me dancing for joy. Gorgeous things - and thank you. Though a bear would be nice too...

beyondzephyr.com said...

Beautiful shots of critters!

Terri Buster said...

Great shots- I'm still looking for the Robin's other foot!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Beautiful shots. I love the first two. I would take your time with the bird feeders....bears aren't that fun to have hanging around in your yard

carol l mckenna said...

Definitely wonderful shots of the beautiful birds! ~
carol, xo

Lisa Gordon said...

These are really wonderful, Karen!

Jim said...

Wonderful outdoor shots.

Karen said...

Lovely shots of these birds. Have a great week.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love these pictures!! Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Indrani said...

Terrific captures! The American Robin has folded the other leg I guess.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos of the birds. I love the little yellow-throated Vireo. I don't believe we have them here.

Jocee said...

Good spotting with the first one, he is well hidden. Love the robin.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shots of these beautiful birds!

Stewart M said...

A bear on the door step would be a little too much of a close encounter!

Nice pictures - woodlands can be hell to get shots in!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

lina@family tips said...

Admire your shots!

Carole M. said...

interesting to learn the habits of the bears and the reason no bird-feeders...it figures of course when it's explained. Love the Vireo and the Robin is beautiful too; lovely mixed post Karen

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the different species of birds.
Very well photographed, compliments.
Greetings Irma

EG CameraGirl said...

The birds seem to be moving south. We have one that follows the train track from town to town, and a friend told me yesterday that she has seen black bears in her yard! This is NOT cottage country, although it is still rural.

I'm not certain I have ever seen a juvenile cormorant.

Debbie said...

great captures!! love that merganser!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Very nice. Thanks for visiting my Turkey Vulture.

Leovi said...

Yes, that beautiful, beautiful pictures, beautiful birds!

Noel Morata said...

Beautiful work, I love all the detail and sharp captures, excellent work

Richard Pegler said...

Looks like your cottage is in a fabulous place, Karen! I particularly like the Vireo and Cormorant shots - beautiful!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely series of bird photos.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, my - birds are my FAVORITE. Your pictures are so incredibly beautiful. Is that robin one-legged? So you are on the Georga coast? Lovely.

Elizabeth
www.homemusings.blogspot.com

NatureFootstep said...

I would not want a bear at home either. :) Love that merganser. :)

Mary said...

Wonderful birds! Amazing shots!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love all the different poses of these characters. Great series of photos.

Ercotravels said...

Beautiful set of the lovely birds! or yes, Keren! I just found the seven wonders of India which are very famous for their history and beauty. I hope you'll know about its through my new post.

Nancy said...

These are gorgeous and love the natural surroundings.

Wally Jones said...

I enjoyed your photographs and the nice variety!
Push a few of those warblers south if you get a chance!

-Wally (waiting for migrants in Florida)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Karen, I'd be happy with any one of those beautiful shots. Especially love the merganser, because I don't think I've ever seen one. Yeah, I like bears too, but definitely not on my front porch.

thewovenspoke said...

A very nice bunch of photos, I like the first one with the bird looking out from under the leaf.

Betty Luckhurst said...

How pretty they all are! So colorful.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful photographs of great birds

Bryan said...

Nice photos, especially the merganser.

Me said...

Although you didn`t get as many pic`s of the birds as you wanted, these are still really nice.