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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Widgeon Marsh bird house cleaning

The annual clean out the bird homes, before the birds arrive was done last Saturday 21 February
The encroaching bush in a few places has caused us to remove some of the boxes, since the present caretakers are not removing the brush as much as in the past.  Bears were apparently a problem here and also at Minnekhada, where they had discovered that there was a meal sometimes to be found inside :(
Twenty four brave naturalists were involved, and the weather was perfect.
Highlight for many was seeing a photogenic pygmy owl, and the trumpeter swans in the Widgeon Slough.

Anybody home, knock, knock

Safety first

the annual pilgrimage to the dam

A poor photo of the pygmy owl

And a not much better photo of the naturalists admiring the tiny beast

Some better photos from the same day and also past visits can be found at Panoramio

My best photo of the day

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