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Cheryl

by Cheryl Baxter

Merry Christmas!!!   Again, so sorry for being away for so long.  Between work and trying to sell our home (yes we are trying to sell our house…moving closer to Almonte!), I haven’t had any spare time for fun stuff like birding!

I thought I would pop on and post some highlights from last year.  I was also fortunate enough to capture a Snowy Owl on camera a few weeks ago.  I spotted the Snowy on the Kinburn ‘on ramp’ to Highway 417, East Bound.

Also, just today, I spotted my first Common RedPoll!  Beautiful little birds in the finch family.  If you saw Brent Eades’ post here you will see they are once again in the area.  2 years ago we were fortunate enough to have many Redpolls in the area.  They are beautiful little birds.  One of the highlights I have posted below is one of my Redpoll photos that won me a Lowepro Camera bag from a CTV photo contest.

I hope to be posting more often in the New Year.  I am anticipating an exciting New Year.  I wish you all the best end to 2014 and even better things in 2015!

Happy New Year!!

Common Redpoll in my yard, February 21, 2013
Common Redpoll in my yard, February 21, 2013
Blue Jay, my yard- 2013
Blue Jay, my yard- 2013
Blue Jay. first snow fall, November 2013
Blue Jay. first snow fall,
November 2013
Snowy Owl, December 2013- Highway 29, Almonte.
Snowy Owl, December 2013- Highway 29, Almonte.
First Snowy Owl spotting for me this year. November 26, 2014- Kinburn
First Snowy Owl spotting for me this year. November 26, 2014- Kinburn
Junco on my deck Dec. 22
Junco on my deck
Dec. 22
Junco on my deck Dec. 22
Junco on my deck
Dec. 22
Common Redpoll on my roof. Dec. 29
Common Redpoll on my roof.
Dec. 29
Common Redpoll on my roof. Dec. 29
Common Redpoll on my deck.
Dec. 29

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