Injured Cedar Waxwings

Cedar waxwing

This morning we heard that dreaded sound of birds crashing into a window in our house, but this time it was not one, but two birds, cedar waxwings that struck a window, and then fell to our deck below. My wife Ada let out a scream as birds rained down on her. I quickly lept … Read more

Mute swan hatched in Hamilton

Baby mute swan

Today we witnessed the birth of a baby mute swan, down at Bayfront Park in Hamilton. That’s one for the bucket list. The name ‘mute’ derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. Measuring 125 to 170 cm (49 to 67 in) in length, this large swan is wholly white in plumage with … Read more

Fox sightings in Ancaster

Red Fox

The year 2020 was quite something for the number of fox sightings near me in Ancaster, Ontario. Check out this video of several young foxes in my backyard, filmed May 20, 2020. They seem to really love the new mulch we put down. Sometimes one of the adult foxes would bother my cat. No actual … Read more

6 Spotted Tiger Beetle in Ancaster

Beautiful green beetle

We went on a nice hike today to the McMaster Forest, which has some very nice undisturbed areas. There is a prairie here with Big bluestem grass. McMaster Forest is a 115-acre property located at 1105 Lower Lions Club Road, Hamilton, and is owned by McMaster University. The property was designated as environmentally significant natural … Read more