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On Birdsong, Owl Nests, and Duckweed in February

Wednesday, February 3rd

Wednesday’s field trip began with a note from Professor Cristol (henceforth he shall just be Cristol) about birdsong. True birders, he said, identified birds much more often by their sounds than by sight, and if we really wanted to get good at bird watching, we would have to spend time puzzling over field markings, songs and calls on our own. 774 more words

Bald Eagle

Commonwealth Lake Park

Commonwealth Lake Park is your typical urban duck pond nestled in the Portland suburb of Beaverton. Such parks are certainly not the places to go if you seek a wilderness experience, but they can be excellent places to study waterfowl up close. 171 more words

OR Birding Sites


January 23, 2016

Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Etobicoke

Nothing like waking up with a little ice on your back.

Confession.  I sorta but not really squandered about two hours of sunshine looking for a Long-eared Owl at the park.  453 more words

Ontario Birds


Which father of modern ecology named this species?

In 1758, the Gadwall was first described under its current scientific name by Carl Linnaeus. The Gadwall is one of the quieter species of dabbling ducks. 28 more words


Gadwalls in a Quiet Place

I am 95% sure that the duck in the above photo is a male Gadwalls  whom I have only seen on one other occasion, that photo of male and female taken at Somenos Marsh is the header for this blog.  115 more words