Gowganda mid summer report...( Temiskaming Dist. Northern Ont.)

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ptrudel@ontera.net
Sat, Jul 10, 2021 4:55 PM

Hi everyone,

Good summer thus far for me!

First ,  I took pictures of a nesting Common Nighthawk and her chick which
hatched late on July 3rd or early July 4th . Previously I have only seen
Nighthawks flying overhead.

Secondly, I have a nesting pair of Eastern Bluebirds and another friend has
a pair as well. The male Bluebird had a tussle with a tree swallow at a box
previously occupied by a swallow. I had seen the bluebird entering the box
off and on. This box is about 150 ft. across from the box his mate is
nesting in.

Thirdly,  a pair of Common Loons had their chick , arrived on June 23, and
they have claimed our side of the Lake  as 'home base' so  it is exciting to
be able to watch  the chick grow day by day. They are here most of the day
swimming and floating . I haven't seen dad for a couple of days though. She
is calling , but no answer.

All the Tree swallows have fledged and the boxes are now empty.

Ruby throated hummingbird males are still the only ones hogging the feeders
with the OCCASIONAL female. Soon that will change .

The feeders are again seeing activity..Purple Finches, American Goldfinches,
Pine Siskins. The ground and trees are swarming with birds as insects this
year are in such abundance.

Ok ..that's it for now.

Cheers everyone,

Gert Trudel

Gowganda Ont.

6 hours North of Toronto via hwy 11

Then West on 65.and W on 560

Hi everyone, Good summer thus far for me! First , I took pictures of a nesting Common Nighthawk and her chick which hatched late on July 3rd or early July 4th . Previously I have only seen Nighthawks flying overhead. Secondly, I have a nesting pair of Eastern Bluebirds and another friend has a pair as well. The male Bluebird had a tussle with a tree swallow at a box previously occupied by a swallow. I had seen the bluebird entering the box off and on. This box is about 150 ft. across from the box his mate is nesting in. Thirdly, a pair of Common Loons had their chick , arrived on June 23, and they have claimed our side of the Lake as 'home base' so it is exciting to be able to watch the chick grow day by day. They are here most of the day swimming and floating . I haven't seen dad for a couple of days though. She is calling , but no answer. All the Tree swallows have fledged and the boxes are now empty. Ruby throated hummingbird males are still the only ones hogging the feeders with the OCCASIONAL female. Soon that will change . The feeders are again seeing activity..Purple Finches, American Goldfinches, Pine Siskins. The ground and trees are swarming with birds as insects this year are in such abundance. Ok ..that's it for now. Cheers everyone, Gert Trudel Gowganda Ont. 6 hours North of Toronto via hwy 11 Then West on 65.and W on 560