Hey!I maintained this blog from 2006-2014, primarily as a place to dump my field sketches (and the occasional painting). It's no longer active, but you can find me at the links above.
The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.
-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos
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- Carl Sagan
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Tag Archives: thrushes
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
Bluebirds at Huron Natural Area: Warblers on the Bruce Peninsula: Long-tailed Ducks on Colpoy’s Bay: Thrushes and Northern Flicker:
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.
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
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
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
The fall migrants are dwindling. This Hermit Thrush hung around long enough for scoping along the edge of the back fields.