Friday, April 12, 2024

Last CAMERA ON KING blog...

 

                                 (Photo by Linda Wallace)

It's been just over 13 years ago since I started this blogsite.  This installment is number 1,273 and it is what I expect to be my last one.   I'm in my 83rd year and I've decided to slow down a bit and try some new things other than blogging in the months and years ahead.   It's been a great experience and I have no regrets about tramping all over and photographing this part of York Region, particularly the wonderful King Ridge.  I've included a few photos below showing the diversity of this part of Ontario. 















King ~ green for evermore
Barry Wallace


Saturday, March 30, 2024

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

End of ice fishing season on Holland Marsh

 

                                                                 Photo by Barry Wallace

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

King Township's Official Bird...

Photo by BarrytheBirder

Black-capped chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

King Township has declared the Black-capped Chickadee as the official bird of the York Region township.   The choice was made in 2023 after 230 voters chose it over four other local birds.   Several events in 2024 will recognize the choice during the year.

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BarrytheBirder  

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Turkey Vulture over Aurora...

Photo by BarrytheBirder

Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

It's been two weeks since I saw my first Turkey Vulture of 2024, but a second one has now appeared over the forests of the Oak Ridges Moraine, in south Aurora.   This is a bird that has expanded both its summer and winter ranges northward.  It feeds mainly on carrion and refuse.   It has a length of 25" (69 cm) and a wingspan of 69" (175 cm) and is noticeably smaller than a Bald Eagle. This sighting was on the west side of Yonge Street, opposite the Aurora Cemetery.

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BarrytheBirder

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Instant urban legend...

Photo by Barry the Birder

Swainson's Hawk
Buteo swainsoni

A Swainson's Hawk has been spotted many times recently in Aurora.   Go to my BarrytheBirder blogsite to see photos and more information on this rare sighting.
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BarrytheBirder

Saturday, March 16, 2024

St. Patrick's Day at Delmanor in Aurora

 Photo by Barry Wallace

Aquarium and fish turn green
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Barry Wallace