Kingfisher and Cow-parsnip at the Bluffs: July 11, 2022

Belted Kingfishers may be found throughout Ontario, wherever there are small fish to catch and sand banks to tunnel into for nesting purposes. Some even winter in our area if there is open water.

Belted Kingfisher (female)
Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher (female)
Belted Kingfisher

Last week I posted photos of 1000’s of Bank swallows here:

Bank Swallows

There were many in the sky this morning, but only this gull was resting:

Ring-billed Gull
Bank Swallow
Bank Swallows
Bank Swallow

Perhaps most of the Bank Swallows were at their colonies tending to the young.

Other birds:

Song Sparrow
Turkey Vultures
Rock Pigeon
Mallard (male)
Double-crested Cormorant
Eastern Kingbird
Mallard (male)
Ring-billed Gull
Eastern Kingbird
Trumpeter Swan chick
Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter Swan chick

Some botany:

Cow-parsnip (Heracleum maximum)
Cow-parsnip (Heracleum maximum)
Cow-parsnip (Heracleum maximum)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Canada Thistle (Cirsium pratense)
Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)
Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) with seeds
Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) seeds
Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata)
Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata) and Algae
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
Queen Anne’s-lace (Daucus carota)
Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

Bluff scenes:

Today’s group:

MAILBOX

looking at memory in birdwatchers in Ontario: https://www.baycrest.org/Baycrest-Pages/News-Media/News/Baycrest/Birds-of-a-feather-flock-together

NATURE POETRY

Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall.                  – Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

Miles Hearn

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