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Ontario Birds / Re: Hawk from yesterday
« Last post by Ally on October 20, 2021, 09:56:06 pm »
There were two large red-tails in the sky, with one smaller bird. Not sure if all were red tails. I was in Burlington.
Well-done!
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Ontario Birds / Hawk from yesterday
« Last post by Charline on October 20, 2021, 09:36:37 pm »
There were two large red-tails in the sky, with one smaller bird. Not sure if all were red tails. I was in Burlington.



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Backyard Birding / White-crowned sparrow in backyard
« Last post by Shortsighted on October 20, 2021, 08:58:39 pm »
WC (juvenile) sparrow early this morning. It didn't discover the GAMF. Maybe next time.




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Ontario Birds / Re: Purple Gallinule
« Last post by Shortsighted on October 20, 2021, 07:35:27 pm »
 
What drive! I don’t mean the trip, but the dedication and pluck. Well done … as usual.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Purple Gallinule
« Last post by Ally on October 20, 2021, 07:23:16 pm »
wow, exciting indeed!
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Ontario Birds / Re: Purple Gallinule
« Last post by Charline on October 20, 2021, 07:08:17 pm »
Great shots!
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Southern Ontario Wildlife / Re: Apparently Bears Pretty Active This Year
« Last post by Charline on October 20, 2021, 07:00:13 pm »
Thanks for the reply, .No worries, Axeman. It turned out that  I took the telephoto lens which should be used with my lost camera. I must be getting too old.


I hiked so much in Parry Sound that my legs were barely mine. I know there were bears on Perry Island.


Here is a photo of the metamorphic rock formation from the trip.



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Ontario Birds / Purple Gallinule
« Last post by Dinusaur on October 20, 2021, 06:56:10 pm »
A juvenile of this species has been around in Cell 1 in Tommy Thompson Park since Sunday. When I first heard of it I ignored it thinking that I've already seen one in India and didn't like to drive along congested DVP to see one again. Then I did a bit of research and realized that what I saw in India is the old world version of it and considered a different species, Purple Swamphen vs. Purple Gallinule. So, On Tuesday afternoon I packed my folding bike in the trunk and headed out - luckily DVP was relatively empty and the demolition of the Gardiner Expressway at the ramp to Lakeshore was complete. After biking to the location I immediately found it walking on lily pads or sitting on rock sunbathing. Here are some photos of it and also posted a photo of an adult Purple Swamphen from India. Note the color difference of the legs (Yellow vs Red) of these two species. Being a juvenile. the Purple Gallinule hasn't developed its striking plumage yet.


Purple Gallinule - Juvenile





Purple Swamphen - adult (also known as Purple Moorhen and Gray-headed Swamphen)
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Ontario Birds / Re: Strretside woodlot Kinglets
« Last post by Charline on October 20, 2021, 06:51:38 pm »
Good shots!!
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Behaviour / Re: Hovering terns
« Last post by Dinusaur on October 20, 2021, 06:39:58 pm »
May be this way they can keep an eye of any approaching predator and attack them before they come close. Those are adorable baby tern photos.