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Friday, July 29, 2011

this doesn't even count

as a blog posting....... But I'm gonna do it anyways. To prove that I don't live in the wilderness (with internet access), I figured I'd do a blog post to show the world that I do actually have a home.. And yes sometimes it needs to be cleaned.

Jennifer can attest to that, who has somehow managed to survive a day with me as we cleaned up our apartment. I'm sorry I'm such a pain in the backside darling.....

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I'll post some limited bird news on a slow day:



Rare Herons are kickin, like always, just not here!! Michigan has been recieving HUGE numbers of Snowy/Cattle Egrets, Little Blue Herons, White Pelicans etc etc.. Check out this awesome blog for some pictures taken less than 5km from Ontario:


http://jerryjourdan.blogspot.com/



At the same time, Ohio kicks our butts in the unusual shorebird dept:

Just a few Avocets and Willets in Ohio:

http://www.jenbrumfield.com/?p=1760


Try as you might... It's tough to get them in our province..........

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Some random news stories:


Mountain Lion goes for a stroll:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/nyregion/wild-cougar-traveled-east-1500-miles-tests-find.html?_r=2&ref=nyregion


A job I wouldn't mind having:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/noaa_tbj_201107


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And keep an eye on the NOAA Hurricane page. Tropical Storm Don may be making landfall in Texas right now, but there's also the possibility of the first Cape-Verde type storm forming over the next few days..... Soon I hope to update my own Hurricane-birding season forecast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/



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To end off this random useless post, some photos from the zodiac on Lake Ontario..... since i'm already mega-excited for the zodiac season to begin:



2 comments:

  1. Marianne BalkwillJuly 29, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    There was an Avocet in the Pelee Marsh about a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure something neat will show up soon on this side of the border.

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  2. I guess an Avocet or two in the Pelee Marsh (mid summer) has happened a few times in recent years eh?

    I know I'll be trying to look for those border-jumping rarities. Maybe I'll see you out there!

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