Spring is Finally Here!

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Male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

We started the morning at Petrie Island. It was beautiful sunshine with a crisp spring wind coming from north-west.

Song Sparrows were singing everywhere and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers were drumming from several places.

The short trail around the island revealed Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a Winter Wren.

After our obligatory stop at Timmy’s we went driving around, and on our journey we saw Greater Yellowlegs, Sandhill Crane, Bald Eagle, Barn & Tree Swallow, several sparrows and other songbirds.All in all we ended up with 52 species on this glorious day.

Female Yellow-rumped Warbler

Male Wood Duck, Photo Courtesy Roger Cobbledick

American Black Duck American Goldfinch American Robin American Tree Sparrow Bald Eagle Barn Swallow Belted Kingfisher Black-capped Chickadee Blue Jay Brown Creeper Brown-headed Cowbird Bufflehead Canada Goose Chipping Sparrow Common Grackle Common Merganser Common Moorhen Common Raven Double-crested Cormorant Downy Woodpecker European Starling Great Blue Heron Greater Yellowlegs Green-winged Teal Hairy Woodpecker House Finch House Sparrow Killdeer Mallard Mourning Dove Northern Flicker Northern Harrier Osprey Red-tailed Hawk Red-winged Blackbird Ring-billed Gull Ring-necked Duck Rock Pigeon Ruby-crowned Kinglet Sandhill Crane Savannah Sparrow Song Sparrow Tree Swallow Turkey Vulture White-breasted Nuthatch White-throated Sparrow Wild Turkey Wilson’s Snipe Winter Wren Wood Duck Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Yellow-rumped Warbler

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Nina Stavlund

Nina Stavlund

Nina is Norwegian, an extensive world traveller, and is now living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She's also a passionate birder and nature lover. She's a professional photographer, graduated from "Bilder Nordic School of Photography" in Oslo, Norway. Her award-winning work appears in many catalogues, magazines, postcards, websites, calendars and more. Nina, & her husband Tony Beck, offer local excursions, international tours and photographic services through their company "Always An Adventure Inc". Nina also conducts photography and photo editing courses.

Nina Stavlund

Nina Stavlund

Professional Photographer accepting new assignments! After working as an Executive/Personal Assistant for 15 years, mainly in the oil and gas business in Norway, I needed a change in my life. Since photography had been a passion since I was a child, I wanted to do something creative and meaningful in this field. This inspired me to visit Greece for 3 wonderful years. After returning to Norway, I decided it was time to become a professional photographer/artist. In 2010, I graduated from “Bilder Nordic School of Photography” in Oslo. At the same time, I was working full time with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International Arctic Program. In addition to nature & wildlife photography, I also do lifestyle, weddings/anniversaries, portrait and creative photography and I teach photography and photo editing.

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