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Field Guides

At night I walk to meet my friend the surf
Alone with me and the heron…
Or the egret…
Not sure

(I should get a field guide to shore birds… 101 more words

Poetry

Wordless Wednesday

Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy! 11 more words

Ponds

Herons etc.

During the August long weekend I visited the Eagleson storm water ponds a couple of times to check out the shorebird habitat – the southern pond is starting to dry up, leaving a huge swath of the smelly, muddy pond bottom exposed. 913 more words

Shorebirds

The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron

A large blueish gray bird stands on a pile of damp rocks. Ignoring the humans floating towards it, the bird keeps its attention on the flowing river water streaming past the rocks. 1,034 more words

Nature

In the neighbourhood: Kristina Kiss Park

Late this past winter I discovered a new place for birding in my own neighbourhood: Kristina Kiss Park. It really isn’t much of a park; there’s a soccer field at the northern end (Kristina Kiss is a famous Canadian soccer player from Ottawa), a playground at the southern end, and the two are connected by a footpath that runs next to what I consider its most interesting feature: a channel of water that eventually drains into the Eagleson storm water ponds. 1,160 more words

Blackbirds

Great Blue Heron Chicks Enjoying Home Delivery

Great Blue Heron chicks spend roughly two months in their nest before fledging, during which time they are totally dependent on both of their parents for food.  128 more words