Nature Notes

January 12, 2015

Point Pelee morning

Filed under: Landscape,Point Pelee — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Point Pelee morning

Point Pelee morning

In May every year we make a three day trip to Point Pelee, Ontario. This is one of my favorite images ,the sun rising as seen from the marsh boardwalk there.

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February 15, 2013

August 3, 2011

Wood Thrush in the mist

Filed under: Conservation,Point Pelee — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Wood Thrush

A misty morning at Point Pelee produced this cooperative Wood Thrush. One of the finest singers, it does lovely flute like variations with an introduction and a counterpoint.

It breeds in the deep forest of eastern North America and it’s numbers are in decline due to loss of habitant, and parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbird.

Wood Thrush

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April 14, 2009

May 13, 2008

Dunlin-Fattening up on the way north

Filed under: Birds,Point Pelee — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 11:43 pm
Dunlin

Dunlin

I came across this ball-shaped Dunlin, (Calidris alpina) at Point Pelee. It was among a group of about 20 others who were feeding while making their way to the tundra of the far north to breed. But this Dunlin was not like the typical Dunlin like the image below. It kept itself hunched up in a ball like this but otherwise acted just like the others. Perhaps it had eggs ready to lay, or was ill, but it certainly looked different. (more…)

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