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Up on the roof.

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Out on my daily bike ride looking for birds or anything else interesting.
Not sure if this is a Mary Poppins wannabe who got stuck or the Fiddler on the Roof apprentice. (New roof on a cottage a few doors from us. It is hot up there.)

Northern mockingbird

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Northern mockingbird, Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, Aug 7, 2020.
I don't usually see mockingbirds in the park but there is a pair hanging around and once in a while one pops out for a minute or two. Mimus polyglottos If you’ve been hearing an endless string of 10 or 15 different birds singing outside your house, you might have a Northern Mockingbird in your yard. These slender-bodied gray birds apparently pour all their color into their personalities. They sing almost endlessly, even sometimes at night, and they flagrantly harass birds that intrude on their territories, flying slowly around them or prancing toward them, legs extended, flaunting their bright white wing patches. source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Mockingbird

Blue dasher

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Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, Aug 6, 2020.
In the front garden, if the id is wrong I'm sure someone will let me know.

A box is a box - Part II

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Continuing the renovations and Crash found an new box to sleep in.
This a high boy chest of drawers made by my grandfather and it is solid wood. It is too heavy to move with the drawers in, after we removed them Crash moved right in.

Yellow warbler,

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Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, July 23, 2020.
Yellow warblers are becoming common in the yard near the pond and hedge. IT's the only warbler we are getting right now.
Setophaga petechia In addition to the migratory form of the Yellow Warbler that breeds in North America, several other resident forms can be found in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Males in these populations can have chestnut caps or even chestnut covering the entire head. source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow_Warbler

It is an ill wind that blows no one any good.

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Kite boarders at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. Aug 2, 2020.

A box is a box.

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We are replacing our kitchen cabinets.
This is one of the old ones waiting to be repurposed. Crash decided he'd repurpose it first, after all, a box is a box.