Spring 2013 Ticks: http://www.blog.peregrineprints.com/2013/08/pelee-2012-spring-ticks.html
Fall 2013 Ticks: http://www.blog.peregrineprints.com/2014/01/fall-2013-ticks.html
A recurring feature - ticks! (and not deer ticks, as shown above). As per the previous posts, I keep three lists of birds. Twice a year, I update those lists.
1. Ontario Life List
2. Ontario "Self Found" List
3. Ontario "Photographed" List
Then, once updated, I use the changes for a boring blog post! So what happened in 2014? -
Greater White-fronted Goose - new for my "photo'd" list
Mississippi Kite - new for my "photo'd" list (I already had a self-found bird, so that's why these things happen).
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - new for my Ontario list, and new for my "photo'd" list
This is a "hard one" - I sure didn't twitch it, but I also didn't "spot" it - so I can't count it as self-found either..
Blue Grosbeak - new for my "photo'd" list -
In flight, no less!
Lazuli Bunting - a TRIPLE TICK ! Oh sweet, juicy goodness... The triple tick is where it's at... A self-found bird new for my Ontario list, that I also photographed! Ohhh yeahhh...
All Laz'd up! Too bad it wasn't a male...
Brewer's Blackbird - new for my "photo'd" list...
Western Meadowlark - also new for my "photo'd" list...
The list updates:
Ontario - 377 !!!
Self found - 345
Photo'd - no idea'r
(a new tick photo!)