Here are the photos that were promised a while ago. It seems that blogger will no longer let me upload the very large photos that I have uploaded in the past, but at least it is still letting me upload photos. The first bunch were taken at Ruthven on September 16th, when the McMaster Biodiversity students were visiting.
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On Satuday the 16th a Ruffed Grouse flew into a window of the mansion at Ruthven. While the Grouse won the battle between it and the window, it certainly didn’t make it through unscathed. It’s a good thing these birds spend most of their time on the ground.
A few new nets were setup on Saturday, with the help of the McMaster students. The one on the ground is the old one; notice the color–the nets turn a light brown after sitting in the sun for a while, and then only the stupidest birds fly into them.
The following photos were taken at Selkirk, using the camera that Haldimand Bird Observatory won a few years ago for its efforts in the Baillie Birdathon.
I’ll let the readers identify this bird (leave a comment, and don’t be shy). First person to leave the correct response wins nothing.