Hendrie Park Jewels

To the delight of those who traverse the park the birds have re-emerged from courting and rearing and are now introducing their offspring to all.

Presently, local photographers are primarily focused on ospreys, eagles and green herons.  At any given moment you may observe an osprey diving for fish, flying overhead with a catch, or dining in a nearby tree.

Osprey readying for a dive at Hendrie Park in Burlington, ON

Osprey readying for a dive

Yesterday afternoon a photographer captured two juvenile golden eagles flying parallel to each other. I managed to photograph this juvenile bald eagle:

Juvenile Bald Eagle at Hendrie Park in Burlington, ON

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Hendrie is now home to a family of green herons.

Juvenile Green Heron at Hendrie Park in Burlington, ON

Juvenile Green Heron

Juvenile Green Heron at Hendrie Park in Burlington, Ontario

Juvenile Green Heron

As we stood photographing and admiring the herons we heard a sound from above. Looking up two great blue herons and an osprey were circling overhead. The herons settled in a nearby tree. The osprey flew westward. Cloudy mornings net interesting photographs.

Great Blue Heron silhouette at Hendrie Park in Burlington, ON

Great Blue Heron silhouette

For this series sunflower seeds and the camera were placed on the rail. Within eight minutes the following appeared:

White-Breasted Nuthatch at Hendrie Park in Burlington, ON

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Red-Bellied Woodpecker at Hendrie Park in Burlington, ON

Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Male)

Notable species observed during our walkabout included a great egret and an American kestrel.  These added more sparkle to our visit:

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird at Hendrie Park in Burlington, ON

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Juvenile Wood Ducks at Hendrie Park in Burlington, ON

Juvenile Wood Ducks

Juvenile Blue Jay at Hendrie Park in Burlington, ON

Juvenile Blue Jay

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