July 30, 2010
July 29, 2010
July 23, 2010
The Red-eyed vireo calls continuously and can still be hard to see clearly.
He is sitting in a tulip tree, so called because of the shape of the leaves.
Have a good weekend.
July 22, 2010
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July 16, 2010
July 15, 2010
What would you name this crossbreed?
July 14, 2010
We have a screened gazebo in the yard and thhis morning we had a bat hanging around.
It seems to be fine but I will check with the park naturalist just in case.
I don't know the species. I don't know much about bats except that they eat insects and are good for the environment.
And, no, they don't get caught in your hair.
July 13, 2010
Lots os sun, sand and surf (sort of- this is Lake Erie) makes for a tired boy.
My great nephew is visiting Canada from New Zealand. They came down to Rondeau for 2 days and he wore himself out.
After digging the hole he found out he had to fill it in again for safety reasons. He is used to the tide removing any holes, sand castles etc
July 12, 2010
The young wrens are stating to look out of the nest box as they wait for their parents to provide home delivery of their next meal.
This was taken through a window.
July 09, 2010
July 08, 2010
Downey, hairy and red bellied woodpeckers, humming birds even a cat bird and a chipmunk feed on this nectar.
Meanwhile the orioles are eating grapes and jam.
July 07, 2010
Every size you can think of, from small to very large.
The young are fairly tame and if you are slow and gentle they can be picked up. Just for a minute, then off to wash up as the bunnies could have fleas and ticks.
July 06, 2010
July 05, 2010
However, we get hot weather as well.
Prickly pear cactus grows in Southern Ontario at Point Pelee National Park and Rondeau Provincial Park.Southern Ontario is at the same latitude as northern California.
These are growing next to our cottage.
July 02, 2010
Still a striking bird. Lots of them around feeding their young.
Also feeding young are: white breasted nut hatches, robins, cardinals, various woodpeckers, grackles and chipping sparrows.
July 01, 2010
They are mobbing every feeder we have.
They don't discriminate between seed feeders and nectar feeders.
Anything will do when you're hungry.
The hummingbirds get really annoyed when the downies use their feeders.