Yellow-headed Blackbird
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Yellow-headed Blackbird

Dinusaur

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I hope some of you had the opportunity to see this rarity that has been around in town for few days now. I haven't as I am avoiding traveling to another part of the town during this lockdown. Here's the location info for those who live nearby.

Sorauren Avenue Park, Toronto CA-ON 43.64814, -79.44398, Toronto, Ontario
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Bravo mon Cap-i-tan.
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Those of you, like me, missed the sighting in Toronto due to stricter Covid-19 regulations then, another one just showed up in Van Wagner's beach area, near a restaurant called Hutch's in Hamilton. It is an immature male and It has been sighted for few days now. After missing out previous two sightings (Toronto & Cambridge) I briefly dropped by the beach area on Sunday, May 31 to get a few shots and add to my life list.

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Nice! I think I will settle with just seeing your pics :lol:  :lol:
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Very engaging down-to-earth captures. The only thing missing is the story behind the
encounter of a Yellow-headed blackbird and a Dinusaur. Could be riveting stuff. This
was not a chance meeting. Not just two ships passing. This was an adventure as a
search for a celebrity, a story with all but the last page torn out. I would have enjoyed
reading it.
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Quote from: "Shortsighted"
…..This was an adventure as a
search for a celebrity, a story with all but the last page torn out. I would have enjoyed
reading it.
Haha, you got me here SS. Unfortunately I am not as good a story teller as you are, I wished I had your writing skills. Anyway, yes the story started on Sunday morning when I read an email from a friend of mine who went to Carden the day before and posted some wonderful Snipe and Meadowlark photos - they are so hard to get close by. So I said to myself, screw it, enough of this lockdown and stay home order. I headed out to Yarmouth Natural Heritage area in Elgin County for some specialties that was reported seen on eBird, two days earlier, by one of the esteemed contributors on this site. I arrived there around 10; a beautiful place to walk around. I managed to get two out of four specialties that I was looking for within half an hour of my arrival. And just as I was ready to spend more time there to look for the other two I saw the Discord notification of the Yellow-headed Blackbird. Since it was a life bird, I promptly left Yarmouth and ended up coming to Hamilton on the way back. That's how the story went. Crazy, eh? Oh, here are those two celebrities from Yarmouth; Prothonotary Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo. What I missed were Cerulean and Yellow-throated Warblers together with a Common Gallinule.

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Now that's what I'm talking about!
Good show mon Capitan.
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You got better pictures of the Prothonotary Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo than I did. The Yellow-throated Warbler seems to be a bit of hit-and-miss. I have tried for it twice without success, but the consolation prices were great. On the first vist, Cerulean Warbler, a lifer, but too high up in the canopy for pictures or a good look, just barely identifiable. On the second visit, good looks at and decent pictures of the ones you got pictures of. Yellow-throated Vireo I hadn't seen in 10 years.

/Thomas
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I went down to Yarmouth this morning thanks to some direction from Dino.  I saw the Prothonotary, Mourning and Blue-winged Warblers along with the Yellow-throated Video.  Definitely a great place for birding.
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