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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.....


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:


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

Just a few Avocets and Willets in Ohio:


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


Some random news stories:

Mountain Lion goes for a stroll:


A job I wouldn't mind having:



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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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:


  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.

  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!