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Tree Swallows

This morning there were four Tree Swallows fighting over the nestbox near the dog park at Kerr Park. Last year a pair were successful in raising a family there.

The five Northern Shovelers and the male Blue-winged Teal were still in cell 1 at the Bracebridge Ponds. A Rusty Blackbird was east of cell 1. Five Killdeer were having loud arguments over territory and mating rights. Two Swamp Sparrows were singing west of cell 4. A Northern Flicker was busy preening as it perched in a dead tree. There were two groups of ten male Wood Ducks accompanying single females in cell 2. Three Belted Kingfishers flew past, heading north towards the river. A skein of 32 Canada Geese flew overhead, also heading north.

Bracebridge Ponds Map (north approx. at top, west at left):

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