Autumn & Birds On Pickering Creek

While running errands nearby, I had (made) an extra hour to check out Pickering Creek Audubon Society for the first time.  I had heard there was a Golden Eagle sighting the past several days.  Possibly the same one seen and returning from last fall/winter.  Maybe there’d be some autumn water reflections too.

The bad news is I didn’t see the Golden Eagle, but I knew it’d be a long shot for such a short amount of time there.  I’ll be going back for him if he stays in the area per reports.

The good news I was rewarded with other photo ops before the quick departure.

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Pickering Creek Reflections

 

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White-throated Sparrow

 

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Pond at Pickering Creek Audubon Society

 

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)

 

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (female) working on her tree cavity nest

 

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Pickering Creek Reflections

 

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Floating Feather

 

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Shanty Pier at Pickering Creek Audubon Society

 

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Unidentified Fungi
(for my fungi-loving blogger friends)

 

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Kayak Launcher at Pickering Creek Audubon Society

 

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Blue Jay – An Autumn Profile

 

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Blue Jay giving me ‘the look’

 

 

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An enjoyable autumn hour that definitely eased the drudgeries of the errand running!

 

 

51 thoughts on “Autumn & Birds On Pickering Creek

  1. Beautiful photos, Donna! And I especially LOVE the feather!! I’m sure you were delighted you had allowed an extra hour – well worth it! Thanks for sharing. Also the fungi and pumpkin are great autumn non-bird shots.

    • Thank you, Susan! I follow another blog that did a photo like that, I’ve been looking for a feather ever since. 🙂 So fun to get inspired by others and come up with a successful shot!

  2. It’s so beautiful! Great shots Donna. Here is not so pretty because the rain and cold weather. 🙂

  3. A truly beautiful set of photos Donna! Loved the reflections and especially the very artistic feather shot on water, that is good enough to frame and enter in a comp. Always love to see your Blue Jay. Have a wonderful week!

    • Thank you Ashley! I was inspired with the feather shot from another blogger friend I follow, I was very happy it turned out nice. I thought of you with the Blue Jays, they didn’t really want to sit still long enough for me but I stayed still & got lucky. 🙂 Have a wonderful week too!

    • Thank you Tom! You were one of my blogger friends I thought of for the fungi image. 🙂 They were little beauties into the woods. I wish I could have gotten closer to them but couldn’t.

  4. Beautiful autumn photos and I esp. like the background behind the bluejay, so vivid with the blue. I think your sparrow might be a white-throated, as opposed to white-crowned. The yellow spot by the beak is the marker that I use, and the white-crowned lacks the white chin patch.
    Smart of you to plan a fun outing amidst your errands – keeping balance is important! 🙂

    • Thank you Eliza! I was excited to see the Blue Jays within the red leaves, I was hoping one stayed still long enough for an image. You are right on the White-throated and not White-Crowned, goodness me, that was a typo! This is one of the adult sparrows I know. It’s corrected and THANK YOU for your ‘eagle eye’! Someone needs to keep this gal straight, lol. 😉

  5. Nice selection of reflective images; the birds, especially the BIG one on the side of the building, which confused me for a second, then caused me to laugh. I do like fungi and the pumpkin is attractive in its setting.

    • Thank you Gunta! I was inspired with the feather shot from another blogger friend’s post month or so back. I’ve been looking for a promising feather to shoot ever since. I truly get inspired from everyone else’s posts and compositions. 🙂

  6. Beautiful photos Donna! The feather touched my heart! I enjoyed the reflections and the blue joy! Thanks for sharing!

    • Awwww….thank you Beth, and you’re welcome! I am tickled one of my attempts with the feather turned out nice out on the water. Going to keep playing with that challenge when I see it! 😉

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