Friday, February 18, 2011

Blog Stuff

Things have been rather quiet lately.  Nothing to write about on the blog...and it seems nobody else has anything either!  Just as well for me since I found out last weekend I had filled my quota of photo storage and had to purchase more storage in order to post photos on the blog.  I had no idea that all these photos were stored somewhere in cyberspace and there was a limit!

Things will be happening with the warmer weather.  Today was the nicest day yet this winter.  Amazing how fast the deep show has melted.  We have had snow on the ground since early December with the exception of the brief period around New Year's.
The wacky weather continues as there is the potential for lots of snow on Sunday.  But who knows, the weather forecast have been so way off in recent times.

The St. Clair River has finally opened up and is flowing freely again.  I made a brief stop at Port Lambton dock this morning and saw lots of waterfowl and gulls moving.  Ring-billed Gulls have been showing up this week not surprisingly.
Lots of Horned Larks have been moving this week.  Anytime I was outside I could hear some going over.

I will be checking out the Rondeau area on Saturday....


  1. Blake,

    Keep up the great work. I did not realize there was a photo storage limit with Blogger.

    Your unrelenting enthusiasm for birding is greatly appreciated by so many people.

    Good luck tomorrow!

  2. I have just found your blog and I am new to blogging but have come to the realization that it is a form of communication for many, many birders and nature lovers.

    We are a new not-for-profit, charitable organization in Ontario called; Native Territories Avain Research Project. We band birds on native lands in Ontario - a rather unique group but much needed. We band on Walpole Island FN, Six Nations(where many of my family resides)the Chippewas of the Thames and Manitoulin Island (Wiky Rez)so far....

    On May 14, 2011 NTARP and Walpole Island First Nation will celebrate its 3rd Annual International Migratory Bird Day.

    As we approach spring (isn't everyone waiting for this weather) an agenda will be posted in and around the Wallaceburg, Chatham-Kent communities and various media outlets.

    Our festival will be set-up around the Heritage Centre with a huge tent for sponsors, native crafters, area bird & field naturalist groups and community vendors.

    We will have bird demos, two lectures, "Hummingbirds in Ontario" and "Birds in Native "Culture". We are permitted to band songbirds, hummingbirds, hawks and owls through Environment Canada, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario.

    We will be taking interested lovers of nature out to our banding station and one of the tallgrass prairies depending upon weather conditions and how hardy our participants can be. We appreciate and love wildflowers, orchids, butterflies and dragonflies.

    For further information, please call 248-788-1116 6pm - 9 pm (we still have 40hr/week jobs and we haven't won the lottery) or e-mail us at: or We are in the process of ceating a web page.

    Rachel A. Powless, President NTARP
    Carl A. Pascoe, VP/Dir Research, Master Bander, NTARP

  3. Thanks for posting the info, Rachel! I have known about the event, and should check it out this year. Busy time of year though....