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Kestrel

Every time I visit Mountsberg Conservation Area, I’m compelled to go get a few sketches of this bird.  His name is Conan, and he made his living as an urban predator in Toronto before suffering a permanent wing injury (likely … Continue reading

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Lift Bridge ‘Grins

The young Peregrines at the Burlington lift bridge fledged about a week and a half ago. They’re still a long ways from independence, however, and spend most of their time resting on the girders or sharpening their skills through flight … Continue reading

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Mountsberg C.A.

Waterfowl at Mountsberg were primarily limited to Canada Geese (with a few distant hoodies thrown in). Golden- and Ruby-crowned Kinglets were numerous. Before I left, I made my obligatory stop at the raptor cages for a few minutes with the … Continue reading

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Mountsberg

Blue Jays at the feeder. A male Snowy Owl, American Kestrel and Bald Eagle at Mountsberg’s raptor cages.

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American Kestrel, Mountsberg

I visited Mountsberg Conservation Area for the first time in many, many years. For several hours I hiked and birded the lakeside trail, only to find that the observation tower that was my destination had rotted and was very near … 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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