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Whitaker Ponds Nature Park II

I made a quick visit to Whitaker Ponds yesterday morning since it is so close to home. The park was foggy, but there were plenty of birds to see. 233 more words

Birding Trips

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens

Wood Ducks! Wood Ducks! Wood Ducks!

Okay, that’s not exactly how the day started yesterday morning…it sounded more akin to me whining about birding in the rain. 477 more words

Birding Trips

The Royal Ontario Museum and Lasalle Marina

Saturday’s forecast served to thwart our planned trip to Colonel Samuel Smith and Humber Bay Parks. My first thought was a trip to Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls or the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. 550 more words

Ontario Birds

Thank you!

I’ve had my leg pulled by various staff, volunteers and visitors after my “rant” about roadside parking out side the gates to Goosander and Lapwing Hide, but, I have to say, parking there has decreased dramatically this week, even on a busy day like today, with just one car parked there when I had a look this afternoon (and that was leaving). 231 more words

Winter Birds at Baron's Haugh, Motherwell

It has been quite mild here, if a little wet. However, today the sun was shining and it looked a perfect day for a spot of bird-watching.  343 more words



I took Nala to the dog park next to Vanport Wetlands in hopes of seeing a bird or two between throws of the ball.

A male Eurasian Wigeon made a brief appearance. 45 more words

OR Birding Sites

Not a mallard

It certainly pays to look closely at a group of birds, because they may not all be from the same species. Last week I spotted this cool-looking duck in the midst of a group of mallards at my local marshland park. 54 more words