Project 366 – Post No. 123 – Beaked Hazelnut

Originally posted on The Birds are Calling:
What is Project 366? Read more here! I came across a stand of shrubs along the Whitemud Ravine trail that looked like Beaked Hazelnut (Corylus cornuta). It had the typical serrated leaves and the small catkins (the male flowers), but I did not find any female flowers or any nuts so I was a bit on the fence… Continue reading Project 366 – Post No. 123 – Beaked Hazelnut

Project 366 – Post No. 124 – Eastern Phoebe

Originally posted on The Birds are Calling:
What is Project 366? Read more here! Perched on a dead branch jutting out over the pond was an Eastern Phoebe with its distinct big-head and white “scarf” around its neck. Phoebes belong to the Tyrant Flycatcher family and with their short beaks they specialize in catching flies and other flying insects. The Tyrant Flycatchers are a family… Continue reading Project 366 – Post No. 124 – Eastern Phoebe

Project 366 – Post No. 125 – Cedar Waxwing

Originally posted on The Birds are Calling:
What is Project 366? Read more here! Another Cedar Waxwing post (there was a previous one recently here). It is hard to resist these photogenic birds with their punky hairdo. They are easily found down in the Whitemud Ravine during the summer as they seem to like to hang out by streams and ponds. They are sociable and… Continue reading Project 366 – Post No. 125 – Cedar Waxwing

Project 366 – Post No. 126 – Immature Waterfowl

Originally posted on The Birds are Calling:
What is Project 366? Read more here! So here is a bit of a stumper. I came across this waterfowl sitting on a log in the creek the other day. It was alone and the question that immediately came to my mind was “What is it?”. My hunch is that it was an immature Common Merganser, given the… Continue reading Project 366 – Post No. 126 – Immature Waterfowl