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Hamilton Caspian Terns

There’s a path that runs along Eastport Drive in Burlington, far more overgrown than most city trails.  It winds its way along the shoreline to a small platform overlooking Hamilton Harbour, although the view is largely obstructed by trees and … Continue reading

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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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Starkey Owlets

Long-eared Owls are tough birds to find to begin with, and owlets doubly so.  So we local birders were delighted to discover that a group of four LEO chicks have been hanging around Starkey Hill Trail, often snoozing only a … Continue reading

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Roadside Dining in North Dumfries

I hit Shouldice Road early in the morning to look for Sandhill Cranes (though they are uncommon breeders in this area, a pair regularly nests in North Dumfries).  Quiet, unpaved country roads are becoming less and less common these days.  … 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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Offspring

It’s the end of June, which means fledging time for many birds’ second broods. The nesting season is already drawing to a close, it seems. Walking through the woods and fields is a game of hot and cold, with parent … Continue reading

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American Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing

I stumbled across this Goldfinch nest alongside a well-used recreational trail after flushing the brooding hen while out hiking a few weeks ago. The three chicks (the fourth egg was undersized and did not hatch) were about twelve days old … Continue reading

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