A Pot-pourri – Journeys With Birds


The interpretation of pot-pourri in the Oxford English Thesaurus is, “A mix of dried out flowers and also flavors utilized to fragrance an area and so on”; additionally, “a music or literary collection”. The term has actually pertained to indicate, nevertheless, in preferred use, a mix of unassociated realities and also it remains in this feeling that I am making use of the term to gather photos that have actually been taken control of the previous number of months and also be entitled to a position on my blog site.

03 Might, 2022

SpruceHaven, St. Agatha, ON

I am fairly certain that if Track Sparrows ( Melospiza melodia) were not seen and/or listened to within the initial 10 mins of reaching SpruceHaven we would certainly be inspecting to see what calamity had actually befallen us.

It is as acquainted and also as joy-inducing as a kid’s face in a play area.

We have actually set up lots of nest boxes for Tree Swallows ( Tachycineta bicolor) and also they have actually reacted as necessary, being among our most trustworthy travelers.

You might see a hundred in a day, a thousand also, and also every one will certainly be as wonderful and also motivational as the last.

Tiffs over nestbox tenancy are not unusual. Often it’s ideal to go and also discover an additional.

Eastern Bluebirds ( Sialis sialia) wish for the very same lodging, however somehow the birds appear to resolve their competitions and also both varieties generate young every year.

In the timber, springtime ephemerals abound and also special. The whimsically-name Dutchman’s Breeches ( Dicentra cucullaria) never ever fall short to bring a smile to my face.

Yellow Trout Lily ( Erythronium americanum), with its seen fallen leaves, border on typical of a southerly Ontario forest in Might.

Exists anything fairly as magnificent as a Red Trillium ( Trillium erectum)?

It is constantly a remarkable exploration, blooming for a quick duration, however assuring to return following year to restore our romance.

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31 Might, 2022

Along the Grand River, Kitchener, ON

Orchard Oriole ( Icterus spurius) is an eye-catching varieties that has actually come to be extra typical below in recent times.

It is not uncommon for American Robins ( Turdus migratorius) to elevate 3 broods in a year, and also both moms and dads are maintained hectic transporting food to the nest, where relatively pressing young wait for the following mouthful.

This male Brown-headed Cowbird ( Molothrus ater) believes currently mated with a women or more to feed eggs predestined for the nests of various other varieties. Except him the duty of searching for and also supplying food to starving chicks.

The brilliant orange and also black quill of a Baltimore Oriole ( Icterus galbula) is excitedly prepared for each springtime, by also one of the most laid-back viewer, and also creates global enjoyment and also joy.


04 June, 2022

McGregor Provincial Park, Port Elgin, ON

I enjoyed to be asked to offer a discussion at the Huron Edge Birding Event, however took a minute bent on take a photo of this amazing Yellow Girl’s Sandal ( Cypripedium parviflorum).

If you are not left gob-smacked and also twitter-pated

by this charm I assume your sensory body organs are failing you.

11 June, 2022

SpruceHaven, St. Agatha, ON

Male and also women Red-winged Blackbirds ( Agelaius phoeniceus) look various sufficient that very early ornithologists assumed they were different varieties, up until kept in mind in distinct affirmation of their typical identification.

We see the Tree Swallows frequently, however the video camera is constantly smoking however, and also the shot is often fairly phenomenal. Bravo, Miriam!

Right here is the within a common following box and also I make certain you can see the women standing by.

Healthy and balanced young were proliferating in an additional bird home.

Typical Curl ( Coenonympha tullia) seemed in the complete flush of its trip duration.

No question, several of them were recorded as food for starving young Tree Swallows and also Eastern Bluebirds.

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A Goldenrod Gall Fly ( Eurosta solidagnis) is a distinct animal, its whole life being invested in goldenrod ( Solidago).

Goldenrod Fallen Leave Beetle ( Trirhabda canadensis) was likewise conveniently discovered.

The globe of nature is frequently a globe of mimicry, a gadget utilized to wonderful benefit by lots of varieties, this Hairy-eyed Bee-mimic ( Mallota posticata) being no exemption.

The Open air is never ever anything however terrific, the globe’s finest class, a resource of limitless satisfaction.

Miriam and also I are extremely delighted to be component of it.

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