Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tufted Titmouse Triptych

This posting is basically me rambling on about the last week or two. Its been a rough couple of weeks for me. I'm still sick! But, I have gone out on occasion for a short drive to Lakeview Marina or a quick trip to the county. I've even gone out to PPNP and returned not having seen much.

Yesterday (Friday) I saw my first (for the year) Red Winged Blackbird in Amherstburg. I took some photos but none came out worth posting.  A quick walk around Holiday Beach was very quiet... Robins, Red tailed Hawk and BCC's are pretty well all I saw.
Last Sunday, there was an ontbirds report of a Horned Grebe near Alexander Park (in east windsor) and I couldn't help but try to go see it. I did not see the bird but ended up seeing a Ring-necked Duck.

The waterfowl density on the Detroit River is thinning out along with the excitement of January rarities.  A recent visit to east Windsor gave views of a little brown animal (Raccoon) along with 9 or so Great blue Herons.
9 GBH's plus a Raccoon
Ojibway Park as usual offers some nice birds in this quiet time of year with nice views of Downy, Red Bellied, Hairy woodpeckers, along with Cardinals, AG & House Finches, Tufted Titmice and White breasted Nuthatches.
I wonder if I'm the first person to ever say: Tufted Titmouse Triptych

Even the feeder at my parents is eerily quiet. A short visit today netted 3 BCC's, 1 RBN and an A Goldfinch.

Today ... Nuthatch Triptych. Why can't I get a good photo of the RBN?
I am thinking about a Mid-March trip to Florida. I want to do a three-day all out birding trip starting in the everglades and moving towards mid to northern Florida. My wife would be unable to go, so I would be me by myself. Or, I'm thinking I could put that money towards a new Canon 7D and take some video at Pelee during May. Or... both a new Canon 7D and a trip to Florida to test it out? Any thoughts?

Good birding!


  1. Gorgeous Snow Bunting shot!

  2. Good stuff! I once had three Tufted Titmouse at my feeder all winter many years ago. Haven't had any since! Never thought of "triptych"!
    Spring birds are slowly appearing...

  3. Kikipotamus - Thanks for the compliment. I love that shot as well. If nothing else, it was taken in nice sunlight. I took it while sitting in my car. A car makes a surprisingly good blind.

  4. Hope you feel better soon Dwayne! Love the T-T-T- triptych.
    I thought about Florida too for March, and was so close to booking but ended up not doing it because a lot of the places we wanted to stay were all booked up (in the keys especially). Keeping it in mind for next year!



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