Monthly Archives: May 2012

Virginia Rail

May 30, 2012 Apparently, the expression “thin as a rail’ is referring to the ‘rail’ of a fence. However, it could quite easily have been inspired by the Virginia Rail, whose narrow body allows it to easily slip through the thick … Continue reading

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Some splendid end-of-May birding at Presqu’ile Park

May 27, 2012 It’s been a week since the Birding Festival finished, and it’s been kind of a week off for me …to recuperate! I needed a rest, and then a change, so today I headed over to Presqu’ile Provincial … Continue reading

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2012 Birding Festival – Day 10

May 22, 2012 Yesterday’s drive to Prince Edward Point was bittersweet. On one hand I was very happy to be spending the morning pursuing my favourite pastime, but on the other hand it was the last day of the festival and … Continue reading

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2012 Birding Festival – Day 9

May 20, 2012 There was a clear blue sky this morning with an impossibly large sun blazing out of the east. I was working on a large coffee and a raisin-bran muffin from Tim Horton’s, singing  Jim Steinman songs as … Continue reading

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2012 Birding Festival – Day 8

May 19, 2012 We had near perfect weather again at Prince Edward Point today. In fact it was probably a little too good because with a clear blue sky and no wind, a lot of the Warblers (and other migrating … Continue reading

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