***Disclaimer 2*** these aren't all the highlights (obviously) from 2013; just the one's that I have pictures.
***Disclaimer 3*** some of these pictures aren't mine, however, I have provided ownership to them.
***Disclaimer 4*** and yes, I do, still have a blog, that I occasionally write in...
|Alvan Buckley and I found a spanking male King Eider, no less on Lake Huron, in the marina of Goderich in early January!|
|Another 'work adventure', I found this drake Eurasian Wigeon in late April near Grand Bend.|
|My Dad, Jim, and I were birding the lakeshore along Haldimand (a great place to go birding!), where I picked out this female Eurasian Wigeon! I must say that this was a really satisfying bird!|
|My girlfriend, Lillian, and I spent a weekend tearing up Pelee Island in late April. Besides these 24 Willets, we found PROW, LOWA, BLGR(!!!), LBDO and twitched Vandermeulen's LASP at Erieau. A pretty solid start to birding with the ole gf!|
|This is a shitty pic (no offense Josh!), but one I really like for 2 reasons: 1) its a Prothonotary! and 2) it essentially captures the essence of my Masters (which I completed in 2013!). Photo by Josh Vandermeulen.|
|Not too many people get to see baby Prothonotaries...! These are the eggs from Pelee Island. Photo by Graeme Gibson.|
|A bizarre location for an American Bittern, no? This one was in the Sparrow Field, at Point Pelee in early May.|
|We found this swanky Hudsonian Godwit near Lake of the Woods, on May 21st, 2013 in a flooded field. The drake BWTE provides some decent size comparison.|
|I really like this picture. This Brewer's Blackbirdgave some stellar looks, as we watched the HUGO (above) near Lake of the Woods.|
|While I know other people could get WAAAAYYY better photos, I was happy with this Purple Sandpiper, my first at Long Point.|
|What would be a year without out "the" Red-shouldered Hawk???!!!! I first found this guy back in high-school (2003); he's still hanging around every winter. I sure hope he'll keep coming back for a few more winters!|
|Rough-legged Hawks are darn common in north Waterloo Region. This year, the Linwood CBC had 119!! Pretty darn high! Photograph taken by Mark Cunningham.|