Jean Iron Photos

Male Piping Plover on Toronto Islands on 10 June 2015 - Very sad news, we just heard that the nest was inundated and destroyed by a huge storm overnight on 22-23 June. Adults are OK.

 

Latest Additions

June 2015

Cliff Swallow colony at R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant (purification), Toronto, 22 June

Merlins Nesting in our back garden in Toronto. 21 June 2015

Upland Sandpipers on the Carden Alvar on 19 June 2015

 Spotted Sandpiper on old mullein stalk at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 18 June 2015

Bank Swallow Colony at Bluffers Park in Toronto. 18 June 2015

Piping Plovers on 16 June 2015 - page 3

Piping Plovers are nesting in Toronto I volunteered on 7 and 10 June - page 2

Very worn and faded Herring Gull in Toronto on 8 June 2015

 

May 2015

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plover and Dunlins in May - Toronto area

Wilson's Plover on Toronto Islands on 27 May 2015

Piping Plovers on Toronto Islands on 27 May 2015 - page 1

1819 Whimbrels, including 1 banded, sighted at Whimbrel Point in Toronto, 24 May 2015

A fallout of Whimbrels at Colonel Sam Smith, Toronto, Ontario on 25 May 2015

Whimbrel and CN Tower in Toronto on 21 May 2015

Short-billed Dowitchers at Reesor Pond in Markham on 19 May 2015

Griseus subspecies of the Short-billed Dowitcher at Reesor Pond in Markham on 19 May 2015

Wilson's Phalarope at Reesor Pond in Markham on 19 May 2015

 

May - Point Pelee and Hillman Marsh

Griseus subspecies of the Short-billed Dowitcher near Hillman Marsh on 7 May 2015

New shorebird identification sign at Hillman Marsh

Point Pelee Birds - May 2015 page 1

Point Pelee Birds May 2015 page 2

Point Pelee May 2015 page 3 includes Blanding's Turtles, American Toad, 5-lined Skink

"Yellow Palm" Warbler at Point Pelee on 5 May 2015

Willets at Wheatley and American Golden-Plovers at Mersea C

Chuck-wills-widow at Point Pelee on 15 May

California Gull in second summer plumage at Tip of Point Pelee on 12 May 2015

Three Eastern Whip-poor-wills at Point Pelee on 2 and 6 May 2015

 

April 2015

Baird's Sandpipers at Blenheim Lagoons on 30 April 2015 - rare in spring

Two Dunlin at Blenheim Lagoons on 30 April 2015

Yellow Rail singing at Sedge Wren Marsh on the Carden Alvar on 29 April 2015.

Unbanded Loggerhead Shrike on the Carden Alvar on 19 April 2015.

OFO trip to Algonquin Park on 18 April 2015

East Point Bird Sanctuary in east Toronto - a wild gem on the Scarborough Bluffs

 

NEW Shorebirds of Southern Ontario: a photographic guide by Jean Iron Available NOW

Northbound Shorebirds Workshops at Point Pelee National Park in May 2015

OFO Shorebird Viewing at Hillman Marsh: May 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14 and 16

Paul Nicholson's article in London Free Press about shorebirds at Hillman and Point Pelee

 

How to See and Hear an American Woodcock - adapted from Ron Pittaway's article first published in OFO News Vol 15 (2): 6. June 1997.

 

March 2015

Orillia Packet reports on my Arctic presentation to Orillia Naturalists. Quest Nature Tours provided travel opportunities to Iceland & Greenland. James Bay Shorebird Surveys were with Canadian Wildlife Service, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Royal Ontario Museum.

Wildlife of Iceland, Arctic Canada and Greenland in Orillia presentation on 4 March 2015.

 

February 2015

Two pages of Gulls at Kitchener/Waterloo on 10 and 11 April 2012 - just added

Toronto's Heermann's Gull 14 November 1999 to 16 September 2000.

Subspecies of Common and Hoary Redpolls - fully revised January 2015 - UPDATE 7 Feb: Roxane Filion's photos of Hornemann's Hoary from South Porcupine and Matt Walter's photo of a leucistic Common Redpoll from North Bay.

Adult male and a female Snowy Owl north of Toronto on 5 February 2015

More Variation in Iceland and Kumlien's Gulls at Bluffers Park in Toronto in January and February 2015. 11 Photos.

Mink, Ducks and Gulls at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 1 February 2015.

 

January 2015

Pair of Eastern Screech-Owls sunning themselves in Toronto on 31 January 2015

Peru Birding Lomas de Lachay & Lagunas de Ventanilla with Alejandro Tello on 4 November 2014 - 2 pages of photos

Southeast Peru Birding Trip with leaders David Beadle and Alex Durand 14 October to 3 November 2014 - 11 pages of photos

Subspecies of Common and Hoary Redpolls - fully revised January 2015

Adult Thayer's Gull in winter plumage at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 12 January 2015

Lake Ontario Winter Waterfowl Count - Tommy Thompson Park Route in Toronto on 11 January 2015

Three Thayer's Gull wings in the Royal Ontario Museum collection

Redpolls near Keswick, north of Toronto on 6 January 2015

Snowy Owl with ear tufts near Keswick, north of Toronto on 6 January 2015

Three Kumlien's Gulls at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 3 January 2015

First winter Cape May Warbler in Markham, Ontario on 1 January 2015

Winter Finch Forecast 2014-2015 by Ron Pittaway

 

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Contact

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New Camera

As of May 2015, I'm using the Nikon p900 83 x zoom. This camera is replacing digiscoping for me. It's fantastic.

 

Digiscoping

Most earlier photos were digiscoped with a Swarovski scope and spice jar lid adapter. My latest scope is the Swarovski ATM 80 HD

  

Make a Spice Jar Lid Adapter

 

Index to Jean Iron Articles and Reviews

 

WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2014-2015 by Ron Pittaway

 

Index to

Ron Pittaway Articles

 

Index to Recognizable Forms by Ron Pittaway

 

Index to Other Authors

 

Do Snowy Owls Have Ear Tufts? Link to two page Article

 

How to Age Snowy Owls

 

Aging Great Gray Owls

 

Great Gray Owl Holland Landing - How to Age It

 

Ontario Shorebird Conservation Plan

 

Shorebird Population Estimates 2012