Hey, Guess who’s late (again)

Tails From The Bird House

September 14, 2020

Wasps. They end up spoiling picnics, pool parties, barbeques, baseball games, and almost anything else you want to do outside in the late summer.

In our case, they are really harassing our hummingbirds. It’s gotten so bad that we have had to set up wasp traps near each of our 3 hummingbird feeders, just to try and give the hummies a little bit of a fighting chance. It’s helping, but the wasps seem to be in an endless supply and just keep coming.

As mentioned last time, August was HOT. We had a really intense day of thunderstorms right near the end of the month, and we are expecting a cooldown over the next couple of weeks.

We caught sight of a couple more ships coming along the river that looked interesting. This time it was a Tug pulling a barge.

One day at Holiday Beach our…

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Let’s get Sirius (get it?)

Tails From The Bird House

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer, the time when Sirius (the Dog Star) shines brightly in the sky, marking the hottest days of summer.

We thought it was hot before, it’s getting even hotter right now. Believe it or not, we have taken up staying in the house with the windows closed for now, and only going out when it’s a bit more comfortable.

As for going out, we still want to see the birds, and thankfully there are a few still around nearby. The Pelicans made a really quick flight by our place a week or so ago, but of course I didn’t have my camera ready, and by the time I saw them they were already going behind the tree. Sadly my lady didn’t get a chance this time.

We have had a couple of courting Northern Flickers and a family of Cedar Waxwings hanging out in…

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June was a bit Cuckoo

Tails From The Bird House

July 13, 2020

What an interesting month June was.

Point Pelee and Hillman Marsh opened up, with Pelee being open weekends only for a bit, and although we haven’t been yet, we have heard that a good number of American Pelicans have been spotted down near the tip. We have seen a few flying by our little piece of heaven, but haven’t been able to get any photos of them.

A bit of good news with our tower Ospreys. They are still around and it looks like they may have babies, but they are staying low in the nest right now. So the ones that we saw flying around last month weren’t ours. The only way we can figure that they might have babies is that we have seen the parents on the nest, or bringing more nesting materials up to it.

We went to Holiday Beach one evening and…

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Thank You COVID-19

Tails From The Bird House

So ends another inbound migration. This time not with a bang, but a whimper. Thank you COVID-19.

I was just about to put this post up, but Windows Update decided I need to do some reworking on my hard drive. So, finally after a few days of struggling, and moving my data to a different computer, here it is. I don’t think I can actually blame this one on COVID.

I guess you could say it was pretty quiet on the bird watching side this year. With Point Pelee and Hillman Marsh both closed, and nobody getting inside, all the birds that funneled through there must have enjoyed the peace and quiet.

We were still able to get out to Holiday Beach, but since all the facilities were closed, we only spent about 3 hours at a time there before we had to go home and get some lunch, and…

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Thank You COVID-19

Tails From The Bird House

So ends another inbound migration. This time not with a bang, but a whimper. Thank you COVID-19.

I was just about to put this post up, but Windows Update decided I need to do some reworking on my hard drive. So, finally after a few days of struggling, and moving my data to a different computer, here it is. I don’t think I can actually blame this one on COVID.

I guess you could say it was pretty quiet on the bird watching side this year. With Point Pelee and Hillman Marsh both closed, and nobody getting inside, all the birds that funneled through there must have enjoyed the peace and quiet.

We were still able to get out to Holiday Beach, but since all the facilities were closed, we only spent about 3 hours at a time there before we had to go home and get some lunch, and…

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