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Ontario Birds / Re: Owls
« Last post by Charline on January 12, 2021, 07:43:40 pm »
Awwww.... Good job!
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Ontario Birds / Owls
« Last post by Ally on January 12, 2021, 05:33:26 pm »
Yes, yes, I got more than one.
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Toronto Reports / Re: Sorry!
« Last post by Dr. John on January 12, 2021, 10:03:26 am »
It did seem very comfortable!  It flew closer to the people watching from the road, landing on a perch about 15 feet away.
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Toronto Reports / Re: Sorry!
« Last post by Shortsighted on January 11, 2021, 09:50:07 pm »
 This particular bird is so well known and is such a celebrity (having a retinue if aliases) that mentioning its appearance on that stage is no revelation, or precious secret now exposed. The level of acclimation to human presence displayed by this bird is beyond further influence, so your indiscretion toward this individual remains inconsequential but your show of concern is admirable. This owl is definitely part ham.
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Toronto Reports / Sorry!
« Last post by Dr. John on January 11, 2021, 07:57:31 pm »
I removed my thread as I realized on my way home that I am not supposed to publicize details about the location of certain species.  I see so few of them that I forgot about this issue.  Sorry again.
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Behaviour / Re: A graphic moment of a barred owl
« Last post by Charline on January 10, 2021, 05:45:02 pm »
Dinu, yes, you are right. It really amazed me that the owl could stuff its beak with half of the mouse body.
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Ontario Birds / Re: 2021 will be a great year
« Last post by Dinusaur on January 10, 2021, 11:49:23 am »
Wow Dinu that's amazing.  That's what I love about Downsview, there are things you can see there that you will not see anywhere else.  Sure it does take a bit more patience than some other parks, but that hopeful energy is always there...that potential that something wild and crazy can happen any second.  I love DV...thanks for sharing.
Thanks Elias. I know your love for Downsview - it was you who encouraged me to eBird back in 2013 or 2014. Today the park boasts 218 different species of birds sighted there.
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Behaviour / Re: A graphic moment of a barred owl
« Last post by Dinusaur on January 10, 2021, 11:46:59 am »
Raw nature. I find Owls more considerate as they often swallow the whole thing. However, not so for smaller hawks/falcons.
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Toronto Wildlife / Re: Humber river trail Fox
« Last post by Charline on January 10, 2021, 11:39:25 am »
You are so lucky, Ally. I think the animals hope to get  their portraits taken! lol.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Humber Bay Park East Jan 7
« Last post by Dinusaur on January 10, 2021, 08:43:39 am »
Great set Ally. That picture of the dead swan broke my heart, despite it being an invasive species. I wished people are careful about disposing their fishing lines.