Myriad Updates (Pt 1 of ?)

With the train wreck of events that are and have been taking place these past several months, I have not been impelled to write or post. So, what brings me back?

I’m a volunteer editor for the Oregon Birding Association, and our fall journal was just published! I include a URL to my blog in my “Letter from the Editor”, so I may have visitors. What do you do when you visit somebody’s blog and they have not updated it in several months? You probably never visit again. So … I wanted to light a small fire under my blog because my blog is about birding and I am still always birding. It’s not like I don’t have content and photos to share. I could probably post daily.

Let’s start with some recent photos. I’m in Ontario, Canada, now visiting my family, so here are some of the highlights from this trip so far : ) Note that this post is a bit “drafty” because I don’t have strong enough WiFi here to slave over this.

Bay-breasted Warbler; Ojibway Park; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Bay-breasted Warbler; Ojibway Park; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Blue-headed Vireo; Ojibway Park; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Blackpoll Warblers (I believe); Point Pelee National Park; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Blackpoll Warbler (I believe); Point Pelee National Park; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Blue Jays; Point Pelee National Park; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Cedar Waxwing; Hillman Marsh Conservation Area; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Black Oak savannah; Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve; Windsor, Ontario; October 2020.
Cooper’s Hawk; my parents’ backyard; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Eastern Phoebe; Hillman Marsh Conservation Area; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
European Starlings; Hillman Marsh Conservation Area; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
European Starlings; Hillman Marsh Conservation Area; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Hermit Thrush; Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Monarch butterfly; Point Pelee National Park; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Monarch butterfly; Point Pelee National Park; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Painted turtle; Point Pelee National Park; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Point Pelee National Park (from new tower); view facing south; October 2020.
Point Pelee National Park; the tip; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Semipalmated Sandpipers; Point Pelee National Park; the tip; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Semipalmated Sandpipers; Point Pelee National Park; the tip; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Song Sparrow; Point Pelee National Park; the tip; Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
Tufted Titmouse; Ojibway Park; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; October 2020.
White-throated Sparrow; Ojibway Park; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; October 2020.