Monthly Archives: April 2012

A slow day of birding is still a good day!

April 29, 2012 We’ve enjoyed a super mild winter followed by some very warm temperatures in the early Spring. Unfortunately, we’re now experiencing a stubbornly cold April that has partnered itself with a persistently bitter cold northwest wind. This has … Continue reading

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Downy Woodpecker and Hairy Woodpecker

April 27, 2012 Most people are familiar with the Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens). It is the smallest of the North American woodpeckers, and it is also the most common woodpecker in eastern Canada – especially at garden bird feeders. If … Continue reading

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Spring Migration is underway at Prince Edward Point

April 22, 2012 Flying in the face of reason (and some unexpected drizzle and some very heavy cloud cover) I went to Prince Edward Point this morning to survey what I hoped would be signs of the beginnings of this … Continue reading

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

April 19, 2012 The big news this week was the presence of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at 419 Potter Road (just east of Demorestville) in Prince Edward County. This spectacular looking bird is a very rare vagrant. It usually summers in … Continue reading

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Early April at Prince Edward Point

April 12, 2012 The car ride to Prince Edward Point takes about an hour, and that gives me a lot of time to think while I’m driving. This past Sunday¬†in between¬†checking the telephone wires and roadside ponds for birds, it … Continue reading

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