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Get a haircut you punk

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Get a haircut you punk
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur These new styles and wild colours just don't fly at my feeders.

muy tung ith tuck to the ruf of my moof.

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muy tung ith tuck to the ruf of my moof.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Also know as The Peanut Butter Syndrome.

Can you hear me now?

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Can you hear me now?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur One of our local chippers found his way into the feeder and it looks like his cheeks are going to explode.
I like the way he's holding on with his left "hand".

Darn that Medusa

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frog stone chipmunk nature yard rondeau
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Ralph was a good guy then that Medusa came by and turned him to stone.

Have a good weekend.

So how'd you lose your tail Harry

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So how'd you lose your tail Harry
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur I didn't LOSE it, it's the newest fashion

DUNLIN

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DUNLIN
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur A small flock - 50 birds- of dunlin were feeding beside the road at a marsh just outside of Rondeau Provincial Park.

The kept on feeding and just ignored the bird watchers.

This marsh was all phragmities last. year. A removal experiment was started in the fall and so far wildlife has been returning. Egrets, GBH, Shovelers, osprey and now dunlin are being seen where there was nothing before.

Who'll stop the rain?

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Who'll stop the rain?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur It's been raining for days.
You make food appear but you let it rain on my parade.

Who'll stop the rain?

Magnolia Warbler

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Magnolia Warbler
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Spring migration brings such beautiful birds through our area.
They can be hard to see and you are subject to "warbler neck".
Literally a pain in the neck from looking up at the tops of trees.

Colour in motion

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Colour in motion
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur This Rose Breasted Grosbeak was trying to get seeds from one of our feeders.
The landing area was to small so he did his humming grosbeak act.

Orchard oriole

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Orchard oriole
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Thie orchard oriole has been frequenting our yard.
Unusual for us, we seldom see an orchard. Lots of Baltimores.

Last night we had orchard and baltimore orioles on the feeder along with red bellied and red headed woodpeckers and a few male goldfinchres for good measure. The colour bouquet was amazing.

Northern water thrush

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Northern water thrush
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur He's a little Skulker, likes still water and eats bugs. Yummy.

Migration is in full swing. There have been 22 warbler species in the park along with various shore birds, gulls and terns, sparrows, oriloes and much more

If you live near Rondeau this would be a good weekend to visit.

First photo

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First photo
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Got a new camera and this was the first usuable shot. Several blurry ones first, I didn't set it to auto focus.