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Elora Morning

My sketchbooks are as much a journal of my birding experiences as they are collections of studies. Flipping through some old drawings last night, I was reminded that the Elora heronry should be seeing some activity by now. After a … Continue reading

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Night-Herons, Victoria Park

I go for walks in this park quite frequently on my lunch hours, which is why I was a bit sheepish to learn that a number of Black-crowned Night-Herons were hanging around there — and not hidden away in a … Continue reading

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Elora Heronry

Some fantastic photos on the GCKW Birding Forum encouraged me to take a morning drive down to Elora to watch the nest building herons. It’s comical to see these large, gangly birds jostle awkwardly for position in the treetops, raising … Continue reading

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Great Blue Heron

Stumbled across this heron while walking the riverside path across from my building.

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Bruce Peninsula

My last weekend spent at the old cottage. After being ousted by the real estate agent, I headed out to Sauble Falls. An immature Great Blue Heron hunted at the base of the falls, largely unconcerned (and unnoticed) by the … Continue reading

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Rattray Marsh

While countryside is by far the best environment for birding, one thing I don’t experience in my rural area is the relative tameness exhibited by inner-city wildlife. The perimeter of Rattray was lined with scores of herons – Great Blues, … Continue reading

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Tricoloured Heron, Niagara Falls

I headed down to Niagara Falls early this morning and ended up hanging around all day, returning to the same location several times in between sight seeing for another look at this rarity. According to another birder I spoke with, … Continue reading

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