Getting Better

With a new lens, more knowledge (thank you Steve!) and more experience, my bird pictures are improving greatly. Now I can replace some of my older pictures with newer better ones. Here are a few examples:

Red-necked Grebe (2017)

Red-necked Grebe (2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red-winged Blackbird (2017)

Red-winged Blackbird (2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green-winged Teal (2011)

Green-winged Teal (2017)

 

Golden Eagles Trip (April 27/17)

The Saskatoon Nature Society has an offshoot group of retirees who enjoy birding. We get together each Thursday morning for a planned outing. Today it was out to Osler and then along the Neuhorst road and the surrounding area. It was chilly but we saw lots of birds.

I was happy to get two new birds to add to my life list:

Rough-legged Hawk

Greater Yellowlegs

and better photos than I had before of four other birds:

Greater White-fronted Goose

Vesper Sparrow

Horned Grebe

European Starling

Not a bad day at all!

Mazatlan Birds

I saw a few new birds while in Mazatlan. And did a lot of reading. How could you ask for a better holiday than that?

Social Flycatcher

Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole (female)

Gila Woodpecker

Broad-billed Hummingbird