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Ontario Birds / Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
« Last post by Dinusaur on September 19, 2021, 09:38:44 am »
It was great to see you there Dinu. My son and I got there a bit later and just missed what you were able to see. Great closeups of a unique bird.
Thanks Steve. It was good to see you and your son birding together - a father son birder duo.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 19, 2021, 09:36:51 am »
Congratulations Dinu, you won the race, won the gold medal for photographing a rare bird and certainly deserve the accolade since you must have left at 5 am to get all the way to Aylmer in the morning and still wait for the event. Steven made it there but there is only one winner in the amazing race. You beat him to the prize twice now and he is still a good sport about it?
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Ontario Birds / Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
« Last post by Ally on September 18, 2021, 09:14:05 pm »
Wow and wow and wow. You got to see the Kite and Steve?
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Ontario Birds / Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
« Last post by Steve Hood on September 18, 2021, 07:44:36 pm »
It was great to see you there Dinu. My son and I got there a bit later and just missed what you were able to see. Great closeups of a unique bird.
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Ontario Birds / Swallow-tailed Kite
« Last post by Dinusaur on September 18, 2021, 07:09:28 pm »
Dropped by Temperance Line in Aylmer, Ontario this morning and after waiting for about hour and forty five minutes, at around 9:30 AM, this rarity showed up hunting in a nearby bean field. After having the breakfast the bird landed on a tree nearby to preen and rest. Soon afterwards around 10AM it took off and flew towards southerly direction catching the north wind. People arriving after 10 had to wait long to see it hovering at a distance, but it seemed to like the area as it had been for more than a week. This is the 3rd sighting of a Swallow-tailed kite for me since 2018; however, this is the closest I ever got.





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Bird ID / Re: Sombre thrush
« Last post by thouc on September 18, 2021, 07:03:58 pm »
Agree that the eye-ring is too strong for Gray-cheeked. I don't like this for a Swainson's as it completely lacks buffy colors. Looks more like a Hermit Thrush to me.


/Thomas
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Bird ID / Re: Sombre thrush
« Last post by Dinusaur on September 18, 2021, 06:50:59 pm »
That eye ring is too prominent for a Gray-cheeked, it is most likely a Swainson's.
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Wildlife / Re: "stinker" of a day
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 18, 2021, 04:40:02 pm »
Absolutely! Print it ... a button to wear after the election is over and when all hope for the future has been ass-ass-inated.
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Bird ID / Sombre thrush
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 18, 2021, 04:36:20 pm »
A sombre-looking thrush suggests a Gray-cheeked thrush. Could this be one?Say yes and you can be entered to win a prize ... or not.


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Wildlife / Re: "stinker" of a day
« Last post by lovemypt on September 18, 2021, 04:32:35 pm »
maybe more button worthy