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Grass Lake

Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows.  Usually I have the place to myself, but a (unconfirmed) report of a Dickcissel drew a small crowd this morning.  Two women walking their dogs stopped me to ask what all the fuss was about, and … Continue reading

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Bobolinks

If I had nothing but Bobolinks to sketch for the rest of my life, I’d be quite content.  The fields at Grass Lake had been mowed since my last visit two weeks ago and I was worried that the birds … Continue reading

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Grass Lake

Guelph is not an area known for its stellar birding.  We get the odd fallout during migration, and a good rarity might turn up in the winter, but for the most part it’s, at best, pretty average.  Even during migration … Continue reading

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Sparrows and Bluebirds

Some sketches from last weekend: Savannah Sparrows in the fields at Grass Lake. The fields had been mowed and baled, so the Bobolinks had already departed (boo), but a family of Eastern Bluebirds kept me entertained.  The four fully fledged … Continue reading

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Grasshopper Sparrow

Saturday morning I headed out to Grass Lake.  The local Sandhill Cranes had been spotted several times recently engaging in courtship behaviour — unexpected for this time of year, I would think, but having never witnessed the famed crane dance … Continue reading

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