Anyways, since I've been back at work now almost two weeks, I've been able cover some pretty decent ground through south-western Ontario. Last week I had mentioned that I was in the 'Chat-ham' area, this past week has seen me in the Shelburne, Bayfield, Grand Valley and even local area near Heidelberg(!). I've been doing a fair bit of breeding bird work, since the birdies are really going 'all-out' at this time of year...
Here's my ebird checklists from this week thus far:
Monday: north of Shelburne - http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/view/checklist?subID=S10914802
Tuesday: south east of Bayfield - http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/view/checklist?subID=S10920954
Wednesday (today): just north west of Waterloo - http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/view/checklist?subID=S10924203
I've also been able to take some pics with my new phone (it has a great camera, that I'm hoping I'll be able to digi-scope something really sweet with), though haven't been able to take pics of really any birds, but nonetheless here are some 'nice' scenery shots.
|Near Bayfield, along a nice stream|
|'Typical' Wellesley Township early morning|
And since I'm a devoted birder, here are some random shots (of birds), which are in no particular way related to the general 'jist' of this post, but just for shits and giggles...
|Lawrence's Warbler - 2009 - Port Elgin area|
|Piping Plover - Sauble Beach - 2009|
|I couldn't resist...|
And in other news....I was accepted to give a poster presentation of my work down on Pelee Island/Point Pelee on reverse migration at the North American ornithological conference, but have also been asked to do surveys on James Bay. Both things overlap and I opted for James Bay....check out Jean Iron's website to see basically what I'll be doing from August 1-15...I'm pretty excited!