Tag Archives: David A. Homer

Bird lessons- are we taking note?

The Orioles have long left, and we haven’t see a Hummingbird for well over a week. Obviously they have all left for good reason. 

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Birds in Hurricanes – Effects come close to home

Let’s hope hurricane season is behind us for this year.  It has been an appalling one for millions of people living in Florida, the Caribbean and U.S. along the Gulf of Mexico. 

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How birds keep cool in summer heat

During one of the very few really hot days we had this summer, a lady asked me how birds keep cool during those conditions.
They have a number of methods of beating the heat.

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Featured Bird: Cuckoos (Not Just on Clocks!)

I also was delighted by the farm houses, because in those days, most had a cuckoo clock.? I was also thrilled, with a little help, to pull the long chains which wound up the clock mechanisms. Little did I know that there was a real bird called a Cuckoo!

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Featured Bird: Northern Flickers

We are blessed by Woodpeckers! Worldwide, there are 210 different species, but in Ontario we only have 9 of them.

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Feature Bird: Eastern Towhees

After a minute or so listening and watching, the noise stopped and from out of the undergrowth, a male Eastern Towhee flew up to the rail fence, tipped his head up and began to sing his heart out….”drink your tea…drink your tea!”

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The Importance of Cultivating our Youth

How vitally important that we introduce our youth to meaningful experiences which may have profound impact on their lives.

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The Fantastic World of Bird Nicknames

Reading an article on woodpeckers, the author referred to a Pileated woodpecker as a “Logcock”. That was a term I had never heard and it got me thinking. How many birds do I know that have nicknames?

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Comparison: Birders versus Bird Watchers

I must clarify something. I am not a Birder – I am just a Bird Watcher! What’s the difference?

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Migrating Ducks are on the Move

It can really be an exciting time of the year, especially if you live by a lake as we do, for you never know from one day to the next, what species of bird will appear on the lake.

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