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Saturday, June 15, 2019

PURPLE MARTIN AT HOUSE, DON VALLEY BRICK WORKS PARK,TORONTO,ON, 6/15/2019


RED-EARED SLIDER, DON VALLEY BRICK WORKS PARK,TORONTO,ON, 6/15/2019


MONARCH BUTTERFLY, DON VALLEY BRICK WORKS PARK,TORONTO,ON, 6/15/2019



GREEN FROG, DON VALLEY BRICK WORKS PARK,TORONTO,ON, 6/15/2019



YELLOW WARBLER, DON VALLEY BRICK WORKS PARK,TORONTO,ON, 6/15/2019




WARBLING VIREO, DON VALLEY BRICK WORKS PARK, TORONTO,ON, 6/15/2019




GREAT BLUE HERON, DON VALLEY BRICK WORKS PARK, TORONTO,ON, 6/15/2019



SWALLOWS IN FLIGHT, ASHBRIDGE'S BAY PARK,TORONTO,ON, 6/14/2019

   The swallow in the first and second photo is a Northern Rough-winged Swallow.   The swallow in the upper middle of the last photo is a Bank Swallow and the one in the lower left we could not definitively ID.





SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, ASHBRIDGE'S BAY PARK,TORONTO,ON, 6/14/2019



KILLDEER, ASHBRIDGE'S BAY PARK,TORONTO,ON, 6/14/2019



MALE BALTIMORE ORIOLE, ASHBRIDGE'S BAY PARK,TORONTO,ON, 6/14/2019




FEMALE BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS, ASHBRIDGE'S BAY PARK,TORONTO ON, 6/14/2019





MALE DOWNY WOODPECKER, CRANBERRY MARSH,LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA,WHITBY,ON, 6/11/2019




MALE RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, CRANBERRY MARSH,LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA,WHITBY,ON, 6/11/2019


DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, CRANBERRY MARSH,LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA,WHITBY,ON, 6/11/2019


MUTE SWAN, CRANBERRY MARSH,LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA,WHITBY,ON, 6/11/2019


THREE CANADA GEESE, CRANBERRY MARSH,LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA,WHITBY,ON, 6/11/2019


BREEDING HERRING GULL, CRANBERRY MARSH,LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA,WHITBY,ON, 6/11/2019


RING-BILLED GULLS, CRANBERRY MARSH,LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA,WHITBY,ON, 6/11/2019



HIGH LEVEL OF LAKE ONTARIO AT CRANBERRY MARSH, LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA,WHITBY,ON, 6/11/2019

   You can see the record high level of Lake Ontario in this photo.  Normally where there is a land strip separating Cranberry Marsh from Lake Ontario, this land stripe is now underwater.



MALE NORTHERN CARDINAL, CRANBERRY MARSH,LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA,WHITBY,ON, 6/11/2019


MIA, ETHAN & FAMILY, COLBORNE,ON, 6/11/2019











Monday, June 10, 2019

LONG-BILLED CURLEW (NUMENIUS AMERICANUS)(RECOVERED PHOTO), MCINNIS COUNTY PARK,SAN RAFAEL,CA, 11/16/2017

      We can ID this shorebird and sandpiper as a Long-billed Curlew as follows:
  • Large size
  • Very long, downcurved bill
  • Long neck and small head
  • Pale cinnamon underparts and neck, with dark stripes on the neck
  • Bill is pinkish towards the base of lower mandible and otherwise black
  • Grayish legs
  • Dark streaks on upperparts

      The Long-billed Curlew is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 908.

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