perched

Don't Ruffle My Feathers

A red-winged blackbird in the wind perched on a branch.

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Heron Watching Over Eggs

Female heron watching over her eggs in the nest.

Female Heron Watching Over Eggs in Nest

Female Heron Watching Over Eggs in Nest

Red-winged Blackbird

A red-wing black bird perched on a tree.

JohnCraig_2019_00086-2.jpg

Heron Watching the Nest

A female great blue heron watching over the nest.

JohnCraig_2019_00034-2.jpg

Green Heron

Green heron catches breakfast!

JohnCraig_2015_01348-3.jpg

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Here is a male osprey perched in a tree on the river bank scanning the water for fish to eat.

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Bluejay on the Fence

Here is a bluejay perched on a fence, look for food in the winter snow.

Blue on the Fence   

Blue on the Fence

 

Winter Chickadee

Perched on a tree branch in the cold winter breeze is a chickadee singing a song.

Winter Chickadee

Winter Chickadee

Hawk Hunting

A hawk perched high in a tree searching for prey in the sounding fields.

Hawk Hunting

Hawk Hunting

Wood Duck Love

Here are a male and a female wood ducks snuggled up close on a tree stump on the shores of Mud Lake in Ottawa.

600mm, 1/3200 second, f6.3, ISO1600

Wood Duck Love

Wood Duck Love

Broad Shouldered Hawk

Here is a broad shouldered hawk perched high on a hydro wire in Algonquin Park.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II Camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 470 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/800 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set to 200.

Broad Shouldered Hawk

Broad Shouldered Hawk

Kingfisher and Fish

A kingfisher rests on a branch in a tree on the riverbank after catching a fish for lunch.  This photo was take with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/1250 second, the aperture was set to f7.1 and the ISO was set to 1600.

Feel free to share photo!  Comments and feedback is always welcome.

Kingfisher and Fish

Kingfisher and Fish

Cardinal in a Tree

The cardinal is one of the few birds which stays through the Canadian winter.  This cardinal has wintered well as you can see by his bright red feathers and plump round body.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 500 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/400 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set to 160.

Cardinal in a Tree

Cardinal in a Tree

Snowy Owl

Here are a couple of snowy owl shoots taken in a field off of Eagleson Road in Ottawa.  Snowy Owl's are beautiful to see early in the morning searching for food.  These photographs where take with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a 400 mm lens.  The shutter speed was set to 1/400 second, the aperture was set to F6.3 and the ISO was set at 200.

Snowy Owl on Fence Post

Snowy Owl on Fence Post

Snowy Owl in Flight

Snowy Owl in Flight

Winter Birds?

Help!  Can you identify the winter birds in the following photos?
Thanks for your help.

Gold Finch

Gold Finch

Male Purple Finch

Male Purple Finch

Female Purple Finch

Female Purple Finch

Snowy Owl 3

I finally captured the snowy owl that has been hanging around the Eagleson Road area.  The owl was sitting on top of a hydro pole posing for the photographers this morning.  I took this photography with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a 400 mm lens. The shutter speed was set to 1/160 second, the aperture was set at F18 and the ISO was set at 100.

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Green Heron Fishing

If you look real carefully along the shores of the Rideau River you might be lucky to find a Green Heron fishing and if you are luckier he may catch a fish.  These small herons are native to this area, however they are hard to see, being significantly smaller then the Great Blue Heron and have a feather colouring and pattern that blends into the foliage along the river bank. This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D camera and a 400 mm lens.  The shutter speed was set at 1/2000 second, the aperture set at f8 and the ISO was set to 800. 

Green Heron Fishing

Green Heron Fishing

You can find more of my photographs at: jhcphoto.ca