Sunday, June 26, 2011

Birds of Churchill

The birds of Churchill included Common Eider, Pacific Loon, Whimbrel, Willow Ptarmigan, Spruce Grouse, Horned Grebe, and other species.  We identified 71 different species, however was not able to photograph them all. Here is a sample of the birds we saw and photographed:
American Golden-Plover D7K_9995 NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
American Golden Plover

American Bittern in weeds D7K_9797 NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
American Bittern

American Pipit D7K_9523 NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
American Pipit

American Wigeon Female Flight American Wigeon Female FlightD7K_1255 NIKON D7000 June 21, 2011
American Wigeon
American Wigeon flight - D7K_9250  NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
American Wigeon
Artic tern presenting Fish Artic Terns Presenting Fish D7K_1363 NIKON D7000 June 21, 2011
Attic Tern Presenting Fish
Artic tern with fishD7K_7268  NIKON D7000 June 18, 2011
Attic Tern with Fish
bl Pacific Loon -D7K_0349 NIKON D7000 June 21, 2011
Pacific Loon

bl Red-brested Merganser flight_ROT6276-Edit  NIKON D3S June 17, 2011
Red-breasted Merganser

bl Red-necked Phalarope_ROT5504  NIKON D3S June 16, 2011
Red-necked Phalarope
Blackpoll Warbler D7K_9851 NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
Blackpoll Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler D7K_9864 NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
Blackpoll Warbler
bo American Bittern FlyingD7K_9828 NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
American Bittern
bo Blackpoll Warbler D7K_9838 NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
Blackpoll Warbler
bo White-crowned Sparrow D7K_9560 NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
White-crowned Sparrow
Common Eider male take-off  D7K_0784 NIKON D7000 June 21, 2011
Common Eider
Common Eiders take-off flight D7K_0781 NIKON D7000 June 21, 2011
Common Eider
Eider wing flap D7K_9415 NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
Common Eider
fl Artic Tern-flight- Beak open-D7K_0946  NIKON D7000 June 21, 2011
Attic Tern
Savannah Sparrow D7K_1324 NIKON D7000 June 21, 2011
Savannah Sparrow
fl Parasitic Jaeger D7K_7613 NIKON D7000 June 18, 2011
Parasitic Jaeger
Greater Scaup Female Wing Flap D7K_1386 NIKON D7000 June 21, 2011
Greater Scaup
Greater Scaup Male D7K_1390 NIKON D7000 June 21, 2011
Greater Scaup
Spruce Grouse-D7K_8353  NIKON D7000 June 19, 2011
Spruce Grouse
Whimbrel-D7K_9231  NIKON D7000 June 19, 2011
Whimbrel
White-crowned Sparrow-D7K_9626  NIKON D7000 June 20, 2011
White-crowned Sparrow
Willow Ptamigan _ROT5005 NIKON D3S June 16, 2011
Willow Ptarmigan
Willow Ptamigan female _ROT5035 NIKON D3S June 16, 2011
Willow Ptarmigan -female
Willow Ptamigan male _ROT5004 NIKON D3S June 16, 2011
Willow Ptarmigan