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Friday, May 20, 2022

MALE BROWN HEADED COWBIRD & MALE HOUSE SPARROW, DESJARDINS CANAL, DUNDAS, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, 5/20/2022


 

TREE SWALLOW, DESJARDINS CANAL, DUNDAS, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, 5/20/2022


 

RED-THROATED LOON(DIVER) IN BREEDING PLUMAGE, DESJARDINS CANAL, DUNDAS, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, 5/20/2022 - NEW LIFE LIST SPECIES # 1017

   We can ID this water bird as a Red-throated Loon in breeding plumage, as follows:
  • Grayish head and neck with triangular dark reddish brown throat patch
  • Fine black and white vertical stripes on nape
  • White underparts (as much as we can see)
  • Small white spots on upperparts, but not as much as in nonbreeding plumage
  • Fine bill which is usually tilted above the horizontal (you can see this in most of the photos)
   The Red-throated Loon is a rare visitor to the Toronto-Hamilton, Ontario area.  This Loon may have been blown off course by a recent storm.  Also, this Loon may have a wing injury as it has not been seen flying.  However, recently a birder photographed it with its wings spread, so maybe its gradually healing.  Let's hope it gets to its breeding grounds in northern Canada.

   The Red-throated Loon is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 1,017.







 

ADULT CANADA GEESE WATCHING OVER THEIR GOSLINGS EATING SEED, DESJARDINS CANAL, DUNDAS, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, 5/20/2022

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BLUE JAY AT SEEDS, DESJARDINS CANAL, DUNDAS, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, 5/20/2022



 

DESJARDINS CANAL, DUNDAS,HAMILTON,ONTARIO, 5/20/2022



 

Monday, May 16, 2022

TREE SWALLOW & EASTERN BLUEBIRD AT THEIR NEIGHBORING HOUSES, GRASS LAKE (PARIS CRANBERRY BOG), CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, 5/15/2022

   The Eastern Bluebird on the left nests in the house on the far left; we observed it going in and out.  The Tree Swallow on the right probably nests in the house on the far right.



 

MALE & FEMALE BLUEBIRDS, GRASS LAKE, (PARIS CRANBERRY BOG), CAMBRIDGE,ONTARIO, 5/15/2022












 

TREE SWALLOW, GRASS LAKE (PARIS CRANBERRY BOG), CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, 5/15/2022



 

SAVANNAH SPARROW, GRASS LAKE (PARIS CRANBERRY BOG), CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, 5/15/2022




 

MALE BOBOLINK IN BREEDING PLUMAGE, GRASS LAKE (PARIS CRANBERRY BOG),CAMBRIDGE,ONTARIO, 5/15/2022




 

NONBREEDING EUROPEAN STARLING, HESPELER MILL POND, QUEEN ST E, HESPELER, CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, 5/15/2022



 

MOURNING DOVE, HESPELER MILL POND, QUEEN ST E, HESPELER, CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, 5/15/2022


 

FEMALE NORTHERN CARDINAL, HESPELER MILL POND, QUEEN ST E, HESPELER, CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, 5/15/2022


 

MALE AMERICAN ROBIN, HESPELER MILL POND, QUEEN ST E, HESPELER,CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, 5/15/2022


 

COMMON TERNS, HESPELER MILL POND, QUEEN ST E, HESPELER,CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, 5/15/2022


 

MALLARDS, HESPELER MILL POND, QUEEN ST E,HESPELER,CAMBRIDGE,ONTARIO, 5/15/2022



 

BALD EAGLE IN FLIGHT, COLUMBIA LAKE,WATERLOO,ONTARIO 5/15/2022


 

EASTERN KINGBIRD, COLUMBIA LAKE,WATERLOO,ONTARIO, 5/12/2022






 

ADULT CANADA GEESE & THEIR GOSLINGS, COLUMBIA LAKE,WATERLOO,ONTARIO, 5/15/2022