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Ontario Birds / Humber Bay East Nov 26
« on: November 26, 2020, 05:34:21 pm »
Not the best weather, I am just glad it was out there, and it was quite warm

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Ontario Birds / TTP Nov 19
« on: November 19, 2020, 05:31:32 pm »
I wondered whether it was a bad time to visit, because I hardly saw any birders there.

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Ontario Birds / Humber River Trail Nov 14
« on: November 14, 2020, 12:18:16 pm »
A bit cold, but I set out. Kinglets are still here, but not cooperative for pic this morning. Tried to compensate for the kingfisher, forever trying  to avoid me, and a group of common mergansers, whom I took a lot of time trying to go around. I peeked out from the gap of the weeds, still there. And I went further to be on the bright side, went out just to say good bye to them... These merciless birds!

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Ontario Birds / Rattray Marsh Nov 12
« on: November 12, 2020, 05:50:52 pm »
Taking advantage of the last few warm days. Some Hooded Mergansers were relatively close and boy, are they good at catching fish!

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Ontario Birds / Humber River Trail Nov 11
« on: November 11, 2020, 08:36:16 pm »
My trail looked very different today, maybe that's what happens after strong wind in Autumn. Few birds were heard, chickadees and juncos. I finally figured out the source of the scolding complaint call I heard a few times in a section of the trail. It was a redbellied woodpecker. Didn't know I had a resident one.
I only got a blurred chickadee today, really kind of embarrassing.   :-[

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Ontario Birds / Humber River Trail Nov 9
« on: November 09, 2020, 12:29:19 pm »
Took my morning walk again, and at first the usual, you know spooking kingfisher and GBH that sort of thing. Then I heard a bird call, it was so captivating. I followed the sound, and I even drafted the post in Bird ID section in my mind: Heard the two part bird call, sounded like a enhanced cricket call. I followed the sound, fearing I won't be able to locate it in the woods, fearing I might scare away the bird. Lot's of activities in my mind for sure. After careful searching, I was able to pinpoint the source, and I crawled and climbed to the other side of the ravine where some houses were located. blushing off the worries how would I get down again, what if I fell and chip my teeth or worse, my camera. I managed not to lose the source. And I got closer and closer, thankfully, the bird kept calling. I looked up somebody's Terrance,  and saw a bird cage. I burst into laughter and give myself padding on the back, at least my hearing was good. And I saw a second cage, there I met the owner of the enhanced two part cricket call. And any ID would be appreciated. Haahahaha

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Ontario Birds / Humber River Trail Nov 8
« on: November 08, 2020, 02:21:55 pm »
A very sunny day, and I missed the shot of RTH grabbing a junco (or a sparrow), and carrying away. Although I decided not to regret of a shot I didn't get, still not happy with myself.

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Ontario Birds / Downsview Park Nov 7
« on: November 07, 2020, 01:51:01 pm »
Yes, I went again

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Ontario Birds / Downsview Park Nov 5
« on: November 05, 2020, 03:36:42 pm »
A bit windy, a bit cloudy, but I had so much fun with the Kestrel. She caught a small snake, I'm not sure whether she ate it because she coughed up a pellet then the snake was not seen again.

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Ontario Birds / Humber River Trail Nov 4
« on: November 04, 2020, 11:46:14 am »
Lovely weather for a while

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Backyard Birding / Some gift I received
« on: November 03, 2020, 11:44:45 am »
I posted something this morning, about trying to finish what I have in fridge before going grocery shopping, then gasped to find a bag of super spicy peppers. Then half an hour later, I found the sparrow lying outside. Which of my wild friends tried to feed me? The hawk, cat or just element.

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Ontario Birds / Humber River Trail Oct 31
« on: October 31, 2020, 05:21:09 pm »
Already quite dark half past 4, so kind of pleased that I got these at least

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Ontario Birds / West GTA park Oct 29
« on: October 29, 2020, 04:33:35 pm »
Went for the Saw-whet owl, fell once, two of us, spent three hours,, went through forty trees
Quite a number of American Wigeons, one was teaching Yoga.

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Ontario Birds / Humber River Trail Oct 28
« on: October 28, 2020, 04:51:26 pm »
Took a ride after lunch. And regretted so much. The RTH was in a superb lighting and clear background. I couldn't get off the bike then take out the camera fast enough.

The waxwings are too cute. I wonder whether the spider will forgive him for raiding his larder.

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Toronto Wildlife / Humber River Trail Oct 24 Deer
« on: October 24, 2020, 02:18:13 pm »
My walk was only about 20 meters in distance, and when I went down, I saw something white flashed, and on my way back, the mother deer waited for me on the trail. It was a friendly standoff for like 5 minutes, She backed off first.

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