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Uncommon Birds: Lessons for Life from a Four-Letter-Word Spring

May 25th, 2019 Comments Off on Uncommon Birds: Lessons for Life from a Four-Letter-Word Spring

Finding the brighter side of a forgettable spring with cruddy weather

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A Fox Sparrow Prospecting in the Ground Litter

April 14th, 2019 Comments Off on A Fox Sparrow Prospecting in the Ground Litter

Being forced by age to adjust my expectations opened up a new aspect of birdwatching.

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Behold: A Rare Gift of Immaculate Tranquility

May 19th, 2018 2 Comments

Recording for posterity the rare gift of a perfect spring day.

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Gentle Breezes and Waves of May Warblers

May 1st, 2015 Comments Off on Gentle Breezes and Waves of May Warblers

Only one month to live? No question – make it May!

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Sneezing Flycatchers, Tail-bobbing Thrush and the Fire-throat Blackburnian

April 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Sneezing Flycatchers, Tail-bobbing Thrush and the Fire-throat Blackburnian

Why birdwatching is an apt metaphor for life in general – notwithstanding the breathtaking male Scarlet Tanager.

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Divers, Dabblers and the Elusive Great Lakes Harlequin

March 21st, 2015 Comments Off on Divers, Dabblers and the Elusive Great Lakes Harlequin

Eagerly anticipating my first outings to the sheltered bays of Lake Ontario to delight in the spring gathering of waterfowl.

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The Tip, Sleepy Hollow, the Dunes and Sanctuary

January 24th, 2015 2 Comments

A virtual escape to the graces of Pelee to quell my impatient heart in the depths of winter.

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Far from Home But Near to My Heart

December 6th, 2013 Comments Off on Far from Home But Near to My Heart

A rare visitor from the Atlantic Ocean strikes a chord in me.

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Random Act of Metaphor: The Serenity of a Sailing Swan

April 23rd, 2012 2 Comments

A lesson learned about stormy seasons in life from a bird I often take for granted.

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Rediscovering Small Miracles at Petticoat Creek

April 8th, 2012 2 Comments

Hmmm, how is that I have to constantly relearn the most important lessons in life? It was a few ticks past 8:00 am, on this crisp, sun washed Saturday morning, as I set foot on the dirt path which ambles down to Petticoat Creek. For three years running, I’ve made this particular spot the opening […]

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