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Cooper’s Hawk Nest, Part II

After three weeks without a visit, I finally got around to returning to the Cooper’s Hawk nest at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre on Saturday.  Unfortunately the parking lot gate was closed, and spotting a parking ticket on the windshield … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Hawk Nest

Saturday was cloudy and drizzly for most of the day, but as the sky began to break up a bit in the afternoon, I took the opportunity to pay the Cooper’s Hawks at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre another visit. … Continue reading

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Cambridge Red-tail Nest

A family of Red-tailed Hawks have taken up residence on the roof of Central Church in Cambridge. In consideration of the birds, the church has postponed their scheduled roof replacement and abstained from the ringing of the chimes until the … Continue reading

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Currie Tract

I never did make it to Long Point this past weekend.  Saturday I had to work, and a late night out spoiled my plans to rise well before dawn the next morning and make the two hour drive to the … Continue reading

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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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Sauble Plovers

The Piping Plovers are back at Sauble Beach, and I stopped in to visit them this morning (just hours before the first of the chicks would hatch, as it turned out). The nest was completely obscured by tall grass, but … 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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