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Guelph Lake Varied Thrush

A female Varied Thrush has been hanging out near the Guelph Lake dam since at least the beginning of last week. I headed out into the -22C cold Saturday morning, joining a shivering group of birders at the trail head … Continue reading

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May Sketches

Bluebirds at Huron Natural Area: Warblers on the Bruce Peninsula: Long-tailed Ducks on Colpoy’s Bay: Thrushes and Northern Flicker:

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Late Fall Migrants – Bruce Caves

A handful of sketches from my holidays last week, fit in during the little bit of decent weather that broke on Friday. Fox Sparrows were a nice surprise.

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New Bird, Bluebird

I was a bit bummed to dip out on the Barred Owl that’s been hanging around Guelph Lake during my last outing on New Year’s Eve, but my first lifer for 2012 made up for it — a little female … Continue reading

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Varied Thrush

I’ve been waiting for years to get a crack at this species.  Varied Thrushes are western birds, but every winter a few turn up here in Ontario.  On Friday, an invitation went out on ONTBIRDS for birders to come have … 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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Hermit Thrush

The fall migrants are dwindling. This Hermit Thrush hung around long enough for scoping along the edge of the back fields.

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