Yearly Archives: 2017

Another season comes to an end!

Moving back the clock by one hour, as we happily did last weekend, will not be enough to stop time flying fast. Once again, the fall migration monitoring has come to an end. The nets have been taken down and

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Short-lived excitement at Cabot Head

On the morning of October the 20th, I spotted a small bird on top of a Spruce across the basin. I quickly put the scope on it and realized with delight that it was a juvenile Crossbill. No deep green

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Storms, Otters, and an Owl!

In the eight days since the last posting on the blog, the storms have continued to pound and hammer the area around the station. No less than four days (half the period of October 12th to 19th) had winds too

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Storms, Squirrels, and the Solitaire!

As I’m writing these lines, a strong, fierce East wind is blowing under a leaden and heavy sky, with temperatures far from the aforementioned heat wave. Finally, this morning, it feels like Fall. Because of these strong winds, our nets

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Heat wave!

It has been a sweltering week, with record-breaking temperatures and strong South winds. It was quite unbelievable, to be honest: a swim in Wingfield Basin was in order most days to cool off, as if it were mid-August. And, as

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It is Fall! Is it confusing?!

On September 22 this year, we will celebrate the Fall Equinox. It is the day when the sun crosses the celestial equator from North to South and the length of day and night is nearly equal. It typically marks the

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A burst of warblers!

Even if Summer temperatures have once again installed themselves over the Bruce Peninsula, birds are saying otherwise, continuing their slow exodus to warmer climes. In the last week, we were able to open nets every day, with only one day,

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Belted Kingfisher!

Here’s the kingfisher captured a few days ago: nice hairdo!

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New arrivals from the Boreal and beyond…

Imperceptibly, but inexorably, the season is slipping into Fall, with a slow change in leaf colour in the poison ivy and some shrubs, with a cooling of the night, and, with the arrival of new birds coming across Georgian Bay,

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The many moods of Cabot Head

Back by popular demand! This is our every day view from the station, ever changing, ever different… Whispers of fog: Rolling clouds: Storm brewing: Approaching darkness: The golden dawn:  

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