Jean Iron Photos

Whimbrel migrating to the Canadian Arctic rest in Toronto at Colonel Smith Park on Lake Ontario. 22 May 2016.


Latest Additions

June 2016

Virginia Rails on the Carden Alvar - adults and chicks on 11 June 2016

Birding the Carden Alvar - Passport to Nature outing - 11 June 2016

Massasauga Rattlesnake in Muskoka, Ontario, on 4 June 2016.

Video of Massasauga Rattlesnake, Muskoka, Ontario on 4 June 2016


May 2016

Carden Alvar on 27 and 29 May 2016 - includes OFO trip on 29 May

Carden Alvar page 2 on 27 May 2016 - Prairie Smoke, Smooth Green Snake & morePoint

Pelee Highlights 2016 page 1 includes Summer Tanager, Worm-eating Warbler NEW

Point Pelee Highlights 2016 page 2 includes Whip-poor-will, Black-billed Cuckoo NEW

Eastern Fox Snake, Dunlin and Canada Geese at Hillman Marsh, video on 17 May 2016

Two Kirtland's Warblers at Point Pelee, 12 and 9 May 2016. Includes video. NEW

May Shorebirds 2016

 CBC Radio Windsor interview with me about Hillman Marsh and shorebirds 13 May

Long-billed Dowitcher Identification

Short-billed Dowitcher Variation

Point Pelee Area Spring Shorebirds - page 2 - includes Ruddy Turnstones and Dunlin

Point Pelee Area Spring Shorebirds - page 1 - includes Black-necked Stilt and more

Where are the eyes on this Ruddy Turnstone? Includes video. Toronto on 25 May 2016

Dunlin resting on their migration through Toronto includes video. 24 May 2016

Whimbrel migrating through Toronto on 22 May 2016

Video: Whimbrel at Whimbrel Point and CN Tower in Toronto on 22 May 2016

Video: Ruddy Turnstones at Wheatley Harbour on 20 May 2016

Video: Short-billed Dowitchers near Point Pelee on 13 May 2016

Video: Short-billed Dowitcher feeding near Point Pelee on 13 May 2016

Video: Endangered Piping Plover at Seacliff Beach near Point Pelee on 3 May 2016 

Video: American Avocets at Hillman Marsh near Point Pelee on 3 May 2016

Video: Rare Black-necked Stilt at Hillman Marsh near Point Pelee on 1 May 2016


April 2016

Partial albino/leucistic White-throated Sparrow in Toronto on 28 April 2016

VIDEO Short-tailed Shrew grabbing and storing sunflower seeds in Toronto on 28 April 2016

Shorebird Workshops at Point Pelee included with park admission - 8 and 14 May 2016

OFO Shorebirds at Hillman Marsh - join OFO experts to enjoy shorebird migration

Greater Yellowlegs at Minesing Swamp. Front bird molting into breeding plumage, April 2016

Long-tailed Ducks molting into breeding plumage in Toronto on 23 April 2016

Long-tailed Ducks in various stages of molt into breeding plumage. Toronto, 13 April 2016

Banded Loggerhead Shrike on the Carden Alvar on 15 April 2016

VIDEO Singing Chorus Frogs on the Carden Alvar on 15 April 2016

Peru - Amazon River Cruise & Sacred Valley with Worldwide Quest & Quest Nature Tours

Leucistic American Robin in Brookbanks Ravine in Toronto on 5 April 2016

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Eastern Phoebe at our feeders in Toronto on 4 April 2016


March 2016

Thousands of Franklin`s Gulls in Lima, Peru, on 19 and 21 March 2016.

Male Eurasian Wigeon at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto on 6 March 2016

Gadwall with unusual facial markings at Tommy Thompson Park on 6 March 2016

Probable Tufted Duck x scaup hybrid at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto. 6 March 2016

Ice sculptures on Lake Ontario at Cranberry Marsh near Toronto. 4 March 2016

More Long-tailed Ducks - page 6 - in Pickering on 5 March 2016

Long-tailed Duck Bills - page 5 - near Toronto on 2-3 March 2016

Variation in Long-tailed Ducks - page 4 - near Toronto on 2-3 March 2016


February 2016

Harlequin Duck at Humber Bay West in Toronto on 27 February 2016

Male and female Long-tailed Ducks - page 3 near Toronto on 28 February 2016

Female Long-tailed Ducks in Pickering page 2 near Toronto 21-28 February 2016

Variation in male Long-tailed Ducks - page 1 near Toronto 21-28 February 2016

Hawk Commentary - Ron Pittaway provides an interesting update. OFO News February 2016

Finch Forecaster - interview with Ron Pittaway re Finch Forecast. OFO News February 2016

Point Pelee Area Shorebirds 2016 - information re shorebird viewing & ID sessions. OFO News February 2016

Snowy Owl near Toronto on 19 February 2016

More about pink Ring-billed Gulls at Oshawa Harbour on 18 February 2016

Adult Ring-billed Gull with pinkish plumage flush. Oshawa Harbour on 17 February 2016

Two Glaucous Gulls near Toronto on 11 and 17 February 2016

Dark-eyed gull near Toronto on 10 February 2016

Pine Siskins at our feeders in Toronto on 5 and 6 February 2016

American Goldfinch with leucistic head patch at our feeders in Toronto. 5 February 2016

Adult Herring Gull with Thayer's-like wingtip pattern. Near Toronto, Ontario on 5 Feb 2016

What are 3 Canada Geese doing on a factory roof on Brimley Road in Toronto? 4 Feb 2016

Nominate  Iceland Gull (glaucoides) specimen from Ontario


January 2016

Urban Peregrine Falcon "Lucky" at Humber Bay East in Toronto on 31 January 2016

Second winter Glaucous Gull at Colonel Sam Smith Park in Toronto on 31 January 2015

Snowy Owl at Colonel Sam Smith Park on 31 January 2016

Northern Saw-whet Owl near Toronto on 30 January 2016 - one photo

Adult Thayers and two Kumlien's Gulls at Oshawa Harbour on 30 January 2016

Thayer's Gull adult in winter plumage at Oshawa Harbour, Ontario on 25 Jan 2016

Four Kumlien's Gulls and their eyes at Oshawa Harbour, Ontario, 25 Jan 2016

Amherst Island Hawks and Owls page 1, 21-23 January 2016

Amherst Island page 2, 21-23 January 2016

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk eying the feeders on 20 January 2016 - one photo

Kumlien's Gull with ice on its legs at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 13 January 2016

Barrie Gull Feeding Frenzy and Emerald Shiners on 10 January 2016

Presumed Nelson's Gull - Herring x Glaucous Gull hybrid at Tommy Thompson Park on Lake Ontario in Toronto, 10 January 2016

Barrie Gulls P 6 on 8 January 2016 - a study with links to videos

Barrie Gulls P 5 on 2 and 3 January 2016: 9 species

Female American Wigeon in Barrie on 3 January 2016

Three New Years Day Gulls at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 1 January 2016


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New Camera

As of May 2015, I'm using the Nikon P900 83x zoom. This camera is replacing digiscoping for me. It's fantastic.



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


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Index to Jean Iron Articles and Reviews


WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2015-2016 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


Shorebird Population Estimates 2012