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Nature / Re: Forget me not
« Last post by Shortsighted on May 14, 2022, 07:46:20 am »
In Greek mythology, Zeus named all the flowering plants as part of his hyperactive condition and it seems he left a few species without a moniker, so your plant felt alienated and shouted back to Zeus "forget-me-not". Zeus rolled his eyes and decided on that name, which is kind of weird considering he didn't know English, should not have understood the request and therefore viewed this plant as an alien species and you know how touchy Zeus gets about outsiders.
Photograph a different species of flowering plant every day. I did the same thing. Of course, I've forgotten most of them now. I bet it feels good to disconnect that long glass and start using a kit lens again. Your headaches are probably warbler neck and muscle strain. Then again, it could be a 2maw. Will you post each species?
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Nature / Forget me not
« Last post by Ally on May 13, 2022, 09:55:35 pm »
I am on track of taking photo of one flower a day. And today I noticed forget me not form a heart shape sometimes, is that why they got the name?
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Ontario Birds / Re: Humber River Trail May 13
« Last post by Ally on May 13, 2022, 06:55:43 pm »
The other Beaver in the lake at the end of the trail will slap the water and make huge sound to drive me away.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Humber River Trail May 13
« Last post by Ally on May 13, 2022, 06:54:15 pm »
I guess he is young
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Ontario Birds / Humber River Trail May 13
« Last post by Ally on May 13, 2022, 06:53:38 pm »
I would go down the ravine, when I don't cough like crazy and no headache. So I couldn't go this morning, and I went in the late afternoon before the headache starts again. With the water level down, I saw a big hole, and thought that might be a good place for beaver, and it didn't occur to me that the Tennessee warbler foraged on a small dam right next to it yesterday.
A flycatcher appeared in the tree above the hole, so I was trying to get a shot for ID. (Please ID for me)

The beaver decided to get some fresh air himself. He swam out and floated there for two minutes with me right there. I even went around to get a better angle.
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Backyard Birding / Re: More backyard visitors
« Last post by Ally on May 13, 2022, 06:50:51 pm »
Hey, I'm made in China!


I needed a perch for my most recent backyard visitors and therefore I perused the ACME catalogue figuring that if it served Wiley coyote so well it might also prove of some benefit to me. I sort of knew what I wanted. Something simple, yet elegant and definitely without the need for batteries and without WiFi capability. I wanted something truly Canadian. None of this Made in China nonsense. My search for a perch stuck gold when I saw a birch perch. That would be perfect. My birch perch search located just the right length and diameter.
Now installed, both the orioles and the grosbeaks found it to be ... rather adequate. I'm satisfied! Now all I need is more even lighting. Not today ... maybe tomorrow.


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Backyard Birding / Re: More backyard visitors
« Last post by Shortsighted on May 13, 2022, 05:13:25 pm »
I needed a perch for my most recent backyard visitors and therefore I perused the ACME catalogue figuring that if it served Wiley coyote so well it might also prove of some benefit to me. I sort of knew what I wanted. Something simple, yet elegant and definitely without the need for batteries and without WiFi capability. I wanted something truly Canadian. None of this Made in China nonsense. My search for a perch struck gold when I saw a birch perch. That would be perfect. My birch perch search located just the right length and diameter.
Now installed, both the orioles and the grosbeaks found it to be ... rather adequate. I'm satisfied! Now all I need is more even lighting. Not today ... maybe tomorrow.

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Backyard Birding / Re: Birding from the Deck in Tiny and other stuff.
« Last post by Ally on May 12, 2022, 09:22:27 pm »
Another wirllwind week for us 640 km in three days.
Milton to Port Colborne back to Milton then to the beach and back home with a moving truck..
Lots of heavy stuff moved with the help of the family and wouldn't have been possible without my son.
Back to birding! This morning(at Beach) I heard and Eastern Wood Pewee behind the house and yesterday there was a Cat bird in the trees across the lane. My kid (28) commented about this weird sounding bird while walking to he corner store. There were Red Headed Woodpeckers in the trees across the lane today I heard them but I could not see them.  It was quite warm  this morning, by the time we departed at 1 pm it was 90 F under the gazebo!

p.s.  Yeah Barn Swallows have arrived in Halton.
In pain Napper :(


Hope you feel better soon. Great you have a Red headed woodpecker!
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Backyard Birding / Birding from the Deck in Tiny and other stuff.
« Last post by Napper on May 12, 2022, 08:48:29 pm »
Another wirllwind week for us 640 km in three days.
Milton to Port Colborne back to Milton then to the beach and back home with a moving truck..
Lots of heavy stuff moved with the help of the family and wouldn't have been possible without my son.
Back to birding! This morning(at Beach) I heard and Eastern Wood Pewee behind the house and yesterday there was a Cat bird in the trees across the lane. My kid (28) commented about this weird sounding bird while walking to he corner store. There were Red Headed Woodpeckers in the trees across the lane today I heard them but I could not see them.  It was quite warm  this morning, by the time we departed at 1 pm it was 90 F under the gazebo!

p.s.  Yeah Barn Swallows have arrived in Halton.
In pain Napper :(

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Toronto Reports / Re: Chronicles of the Woodlot
« Last post by Ally on May 12, 2022, 08:16:34 pm »
You win!! Of course, you always win!! Love the photo.