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May Sketches

Bluebirds at Huron Natural Area: Warblers on the Bruce Peninsula: Long-tailed Ducks on Colpoy’s Bay: Thrushes and Northern Flicker: Advertisements

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LaSalle and Stoney Creek

LaSalle was teeming with its usual winter waterfowl this morning. Common Goldeneye, White-winged Scoter, Greater Scaup and a few Common Merganser dove offshore. Bufflehead and American Coot used the confusion of ducks and geese for cover as they scooted in … Continue reading

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Neibauer Marsh & Guelph Arboretum

Not a wide variety of waterfowl at Neibauer Marsh this morning, but definitely the largest number of Ring-necked Ducks I’ve ever seen in the ponds. In the afternoon, I headed to the Guelph Arboretum for migrants. The Arb had been … Continue reading

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Bruce Peninsula

Finally pinned down my Dickcissel! I found this male singing at the exact same location I searched for him (unsuccessfully) last year. Dickcissel reports are coming in from all over the Bruce this summer. A rather tame female Mallard stopped … Continue reading

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Burlington

Subject matter grows scarce in winter, so for the past few weeks I’ve been spending my spare afternoons on the waterfront in Burlington. LaSalle Marina is always teeming with waterfowl looking for a handout, making scopes and other cumbersome equipment … Continue reading

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Mitchell Sewage Lagoons

Mitchell was quiet but filled with a decent number of shorebirds. Lesser and at least one Greater Yellowlegs, Least, Stilt, White-rumped and Semipalmated Sandpipers, Killdeer and Semipalmated Plover were all present. A juvenile Bald Eagle soared past not long after … Continue reading

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