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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pick 'n' Mix

A mixed bag presented here; the slim pickings from the last few days. This was the most exciting thing I saw, if only because in obtaining a photograph I was finally able to put a name to a a darner other than a Green. It is a male Shadow Darner, seen today in Burlington.

A little montage of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the feeder mounted conveniently outside our kitchen window. Last year very few visited, but over the last couple of weeks there have been almost daily records, often late in the evening.

A young House Wren which drew my attention with its scolding from the roadside shrubbery and finally a few sub-par raptor silhouettes. Raptor migration is well underway, with the first big movements of Broad-winged Hawks being noted along the north shore of Lake Erie this week.

Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk.

Same bird, different angle.

Merlin.

Sharp-shinned Hawk.

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