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Easter Migrants

Birders love it when the Easter long weekend falls in April. The weather is usually nice, and the early migrants have already begun to arrive. If it’s warm enough, the first frogs, butterflies and snakes will have emerged. 1,001 more words

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Spring's Progress

The weather for the past few weeks has remained mostly below seasonable. It has been slow to reach the freezing mark during the day, but I think we’ve finally reached the point where the daily high is now above 0°C. 1,638 more words

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Late October Birding

Late October – it’s not my favourite time of year for birding. The mornings are often cold, requiring a hat and gloves, and the shrubby… 897 more words

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A Blast of Winter

Winter came early this year. Even before November was over we received our first major snowfall and had days that were only -10°C. I went out two Sundays ago, but the cold Arctic wind gusting down from the north made for some difficult birding. 550 more words

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Baby Squirrel

One day in late August, I got off the bus after work and found a black squirrel sitting at the edge of the lawn a few feet away from the bus stop. 444 more words

Summer 2013

Some Recent Photos

June is my second favourite month of the year, right after May. Although migration is over, the birds are singing on territory and more butterflies and dragonflies have begun to emerge, adding interest to my outings. 1,125 more words

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Pontoon Beach Explosion Anniversary

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Today marks the two-year anniversary of the explosion that blew apart a Pontoon Beach, Illinois home and heavily-damaged several nearby homes. 85 more words

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