Aurora Waking Up To Singing Birds

Aurora Waking Up To Singing Birds

Mar 21, 2011
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It was kind of moody Monday spring morning, yet the second I came out from the house, I heard them. Birds didn’t care about the moody day, they were signing away. It reminded me bird park in Singapore which I visited few years ago. The temperature there and here is a different story. The birds are definitely back despite little cold temperatures.

We walked to the little nature spot or bird sanctuary I call, behind the Pinnacle Trail adjacent to the St. Andrew’s Golf Course. I am not sure to whom this piece of semi wetland belongs to (probably to golf course), but it is definitely abundant in many birds and has small water reservoir for nesting. When we (myself and my three year old son) got there, we saw Canada Geese flying back and forth over the St. Andrew’s Golf Course. A couple of geese were already sitting in the pond hovering around the nest which was probably built last year or a year before. I have a feeling that they may be pests this year too. I remember last year, they invaded the McKenzie Marsh boardwalk as I refrained from visiting because of that; and there was no poop scooping there.

Birding, Town of Aurora, Ontario

Canada Goose Flying Towards the St. Andrew's Golf Course

The Red Wing Black Birds definitely telling us they are here. Chickadees and Junco’s are still hanging around – they are usually seen during the winter time. Starlings actively searching for food in the dead grass around the wet land. The Red Cardinal is singing away. Second time in the row I am seeing up in the sky a crow attacking hawk (see home page photo). The seagulls very high in the sky flying back and forth between ponds. Not to mention the Morning Doves blending with the ground and trees. In this time of the year they blend perfectly with the spring’s earthly shades. If you enjoy nature, you will definitely enjoy observing new arrivals and listening to those amazing sounds.

We arrived to photograph birds, but not having good light and birds being far away, I was enjoying looking at them with my naked eye, and some times I used my lens as one ‘eye piece binocular’. But at some point something sparked the geese to take off from the pond. They were screaming at each other very loud. I guess we are not the only species that argue. While they were flying away I shot some photos, but everything happened so fast, the light wasn’t good and I was moving my lens with the birds – I wasn’t expecting anything good. When I reviewed these photos, to my surprise they ended up looking very artistic and worth showing off. Sometimes things don’t work out the way we want them too, but but much better.

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Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

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