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Where have you been?

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Where have you been?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Where's my supper? Hurry up!

As we were coming back from a walk we saw one of the deer that come to our bird feeders everyday.

Notch appears to be impatient for us to get home and put out extra bird seed for her.

Notch is standing across the road from our cottage.

Pick up the pace Anne...

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Pick up the pace Anne...
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur he's starting to circle.

We were out for a walk last evening when a pair of turkey vultures started cruising over at tree top level.

Anne needs a cane to walk and they seemed to be eyeing her.

Yes I AM a redbellied woodpecker.

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Yes I AM a redbellied woodpecker.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Just because I have a reddish head doesn't make me a red headed woodpecker and just because I don't have a red belly doesn't mean I'm not a redbellied woodpecker.

I just love how they name birds.
I don't normally see these guys on the bround, face on.

Happy Easter

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Happy Easter
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur

Well, I sneezed really hard

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Well, I sneezed really hard
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur and now I have this pain in my forehead.

I'm forever blowing bubbles, pretty bubbles.....

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I'm forever blowing bubbles, pretty bubbles.....
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur At the Pittsburg zoo

Tundra Swans

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The Friends of Rondeau held their annual Wings of Spring Festival.
The tundra swans are migrating from the Chesapeake Bay area through southern Ontario on their way to the artic nesting grounds.

The Friends man spotting scopes along the bay and help the public get a good look at hese winged giants.

To fill out the day we had bird house building face painting, BBQ and crafters wagon rides and a raptor show.

The name is Boneparte, Chip Boneparte

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The name is Boneparte, Chip Boneparte
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Risky busines talking up residence in an owl hole.

A new owl species?

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A new owl species?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur This is where we see our screech owl.

There was a new resident yesterday.

There are Hawk owls and Eagle owls, Fish owls, Elf owls as well as Fearful, Barking and Laughing owl.

So maybe this is the infamous Rondeau Chipmunk owl.

As this is an owl roost, it might not be the best place for a chipmunk to stay.

winged giants

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winged giants
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Tundra Swans migrate from the Chesapeake Bay area to the artic to nest.
The pass through southern Ontario during March.
These birds have a wing span of about 7 feet.
For more information try this web site.

www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?id=78

Can you make it stop snowing?

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Can you make it stop snowing?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur We had a wee bit of snow over the weekend.

Steady snow started Saturday and when the deer came for thier snack the quickly becane covered in snow.

This is a yearling that comes with a doewe can identify due to a notch in its ear.

I know some people are outstanding in thier field....

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I know some people are outstanding in thier field....
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur .... Evidently others are content to sit.

Cold. Colder. Coldest.

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Cold. Colder. Coldest.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur The railings at the top of Niagara Falls.

Yah, a bite right about there....

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Yah, a bite right about there....
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur You don't feed me, I bite you.