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Charline

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The first one could be a female or immature Baltimore Oriole in Pickering.


The second is a female kingfisher in Burlington.


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Here is the kingfisher.


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In Burlington yesterday


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Wow, from Pickering to Burlington, quite a range. No wonder you have such a great set.


Charline

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Wow, from Pickering to Burlington, quite a range. No wonder you have such a great set.


Thank you, Dinu. I am sure your range is much bigger than mine, lol.


I am just adding things and ranges slowly.



Charline

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More to come....


Is it a pied-billed grebe?



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Thank, Ally.

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Yes it is.


Some more....

Red-throated loon
« Last Edit: June 07, 2022, 04:56:51 pm by Charline »


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That Red-throated loon is special; how lucky to see it up close in its breeding plumage. My first sighting was far out in the lake while I was Whimbrel watching in Colonel Sam Smith Park in 2016. This time I made the trip to Hamilton a few weeks ago to see it despite its injuries. I hope it recovers and makes its way to its breeding area.


Charline

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That Red-throated loon is special; how lucky to see it up close in its breeding plumage. My first sighting was far out in the lake while I was Whimbrel watching in Colonel Sam Smith Park in 2016. This time I made the trip to Hamilton a few weeks ago to see it despite its injuries. I hope it recovers and makes its way to its breeding area.


It was really sad to see it drifting on water, with eyes closed most of the time.


It was harassed by a cormorant, and then it tried to flap the wings. It couldn't spread the wings. I was worried that it could not catch fish. However, some experienced rescuers said that if it has survived for this long, it must have had food.


One animal rescue organization said that even if it is captured, it is likely that the injuries have healed incorrectly. In that case, it would have to be put down. It would be a shame.


Hope some help is on the way and there is a happy ending to the story. 
« Last Edit: June 09, 2022, 02:33:52 am by Charline »


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Sorry I am going to share a sad news. The loon is dead. The body has been sent forA.I. testing. RIP.


Dinu, you are right, we were very lucky.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2022, 02:37:06 am by Charline »


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Thanks for update on the loon Charline. A friend of mine went there on Wednesday and didn't see it there, later I heard of the sad news. Too bad.