Category Archives: Field Sketches

Cottage Moths

  A collection of moths from last weekend. Someone left the deck light on one evening, and by morning there was a variety of interesting critters clinging to the board and batten siding. Bearing with my poor moth id skills: Top … Continue reading

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Bruce Birding (Long Weekend)

Spring migration typically peters out out by the time the May long weekend arrives, but it came early enough this year to coincide with the peak warbler push on the Bruce Peninsula. I spent my first afternoon hiking the side … Continue reading

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Northern Shrike

Shrikes are obscenely cute for something so ferocious, and I’m terribly fond of them.  I spied this young bird streaking past while out searching for Snowy Owls on Saturday, and promptly turned the car around for a better look. I … Continue reading

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Guelph Lake Varied Thrush

A female Varied Thrush has been hanging out near the Guelph Lake dam since at least the beginning of last week. I headed out into the -22C cold Saturday morning, joining a shivering group of birders at the trail head … Continue reading

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House Sparrows

You’d think the deathly cold temperatures of the last few weeks would have driven the birds to the feeder, but my yard has been almost entirely empty since the new year.  A milder spell this weekend finally brought back my … Continue reading

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Cardinal

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Kinglets

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