Monthly Archives: May 2012

PRESQU’ISLE……AGAIN

Our four day birding extravaganza across the length and breadth of southern Ontario was winding down. Traveling back towards eastern Ontario, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a revisit of Presqu’isle Provincial Park on Lake Ontario. Still not much … Continue reading

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MASTER AND COMMANDER

………THE FAR SIDE OF…… TORONTO??? Shiver me timbers, I’m standing in Thickson’s Woods !! Returning from Point Pelee, it’s on the other side of Toronto in Whitby, Ontario. Now most Torontonians will tell you that they are the world, and … Continue reading

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TO CATCH A COMMIE

Conservatives are generally known to be hawkish on foreign policy, but if there were ever to be a bird to represent their cause, surely it would have to be the Prothonotary Warbler. It’s the only one to trap a Cold … Continue reading

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POINT PELEE NATIONAL PARK

Luck does not favour us as the winds remain from the north as we arrive in Point Pelee. Warbler wise its not much more than the usual suspects to be found just about anywhere. YELLOW WARBLER COMMON YELLOWTHROAT Nothing spectacular … Continue reading

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RONDEAU PROVINCIAL PARK

After a brief stop at Thickson’s Woods in Whitby, Ontario where the birding was extremely disappointing, we press on through Toronto traffic and head for Rondeau Provincial Park on Lake Erie near Ridgetown, Ontario. Here the warbler action was very … Continue reading

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PRESQU’ISLE PROVINCIAL PARK

The 2012 warbler hunt which will see me and a photography buddy make four stops on the north shores of Lakes Ontario and Erie has us making our first stop at Presqu’isle Provincial Park near Brighton, Ontario. The activity was … Continue reading

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ODDS AND SODS

May 09. Lots of warbler action, but birds remain skittish and high in the tree canopy. Spend considerable time chasing the elusive and spectacular  Blackburnian warbler but no photo ops! Later in the day, a Magnolia and a Redstart finally … Continue reading

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EASTERN SCREECH OWL

Master of disguise, an Eastern Screech Owl hides in a decayed nesting hole. Up close and personal. Tough bird to spot if you don’t know where and when to look.

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RED-NECKED GREBES

Got a phone call early last evening just as I was stepping out the door for a social engagement. “Red-necked grebes on the river!!” Dodging rain showers and rush hour traffic I make the rendezvous in quickly fading light. The … Continue reading

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HERE THEY COME!

Spring migration of wood warblers is starting to get into full swing. Challenge this year will be using new equipment to improve on images already in the archive. PALM WARBLER BLACK THROATED BLUE YELLOW WARBLER YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER NORTHERN PARULA

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