Note from April 21, 2023

My activity on up-keeping this web site has been on hold for medical reasons. I have some ongoing cancer issues to deal with. That said, I am still active although within the framework of the state of my present health.

Spring bird migration will soon pick up in SW Ontario and I shall be out and about as much as possible, so I’ll post some new images and write a couple of short blogs.

I start this birding season with my Nikon Z9 and the Nikkor 800mm f6.3 S PF lens. The lens have arrived a couple of weeks ago, it was a long wait even though it was ordered very early the first day of its availability. I’ll post my opinion about the lens once it will have been used for a few weeks during spring migration. I know that several good reviews are on the net, however, I like to add my unbiased voice to the list.

I have built a new little bird observatory on my property with a good vantage point of my garden brook that I created last spring. The brook attracted a number of nice migratory birds both in the spring and autumn seasons in 2022. I photographed those from a makeshift blind. This year it will be from the comfort of my new hut, aptly named The Hobbit-House Observatory.

I enclose a few images here from the 2022 migration season.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Nashville Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
American Redstart, female