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What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What Is That … Teenage Bird?

Generally at the cottage, we refer to immature birds as teenagers, partly because they have not come into their own yet and can be...

What is That … Barbadian Bird?

It is peculiar that our trips away, which we look forward to so much, end up introducing us to wildlife that reminds us of...

What Is That … On Our Sandy Beach?

You may recall in our last article about migrants we mentioned snowbirds heading south to warmer beach destinations to escape the snow and cold. ...

What is That … Migrant?

Many of our friends are migrating, heading south, fleeing winter.  Snowbirds are like that.  Some leave the region as early as November, not returning...

What Is That … on the wing?

We enjoy watching various insects, birds and bats flying around at the cottage, except for those insects intent on feeding on our blood.  It...

What is that … Rudolph or Bambi?  … a fanciful tale.

Santa has a secret and we know what it is. We always watch for whitetail deer when we are motoring along the byways of Lanark...

What Is That … Iberian bird?

Another cottage season has come to an end, the dock is in, and the cottage closed up for the winter.   As many of our...

What is That … Eight-legged Insect?

Our friends the spiders have eight legs and are not insects, but apparently not all our friends know this, so we thought it was...

What Is That … in the tree!

One of the first techniques we learned for watching and photographing wildlife was to identify typical habitats where you are most likely to find...

What is that … on the Acorn?

Despite Ministry of Natural Resources cautions about not hanging bird feeders in bear country, a couple of years ago we disregarded their advice and...

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