Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thick-billed Kingbird (sighted in Ontario for the first time, ever!)

Aug. 31, 2012 Well, what an exciting week for birders in Ontario! For the first time ever, our province was visited by a Thick-billed Kingbird! It was first spotted on Tuesday evening at Presqu’ile Park near the Calf Pasture. It … Continue reading

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Gull feeding frenzie

Aug 26, 2012 Last evening, Elaine and I were treated to a very unusual frenzie of bird activity directly above our house in Belleville. I was working on my computer when Elaine knocked on the window and said that I … Continue reading

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Photographing shorebirds at Owen Point

August 18, 2012 My destination last Thursday was Presqu’ile Provincial Park, and specifically¬†Owen Point. I arrived at 2:30, parked my car, slung my two cameras around my neck and started down the Owen Point trail. The weather was¬†gorgeous – almost … Continue reading

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August birding at Prince Edward Point

August 12, 2012 Wow, what a great day of birding I had yesterday at Prince Edward Point! I was up early and heading over the Bay Bridge before 7:00. The morning sky showed great promise, and I was enjoying the … Continue reading

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Upland Sandpiper, Meadowlark, and Hooded Merganser

August 8, 2012 I had a meeting in Picton yesterday. I drove Highway 62 and Ben Gill Road. There was no time to stop on the way there – although I had plenty of good sightings. On the way back … Continue reading

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