Notes and Articles

Things I've written and highlights from the blog.
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Published Articles:

 

A birding perspective and analysis of Hurricane Sandy in Ontario - Holden, B.R. and K.G.D. Burrell. A birding perspective and analysis of Hurricane Sandy in Ontario, Autumn 2012. Ontario Birds. 32(1):12-22.

Black-tailed Gull: New to Ontario - Holden B.R.H. 2013. Black-tailed Gull: New to Ontario. Ontario Birds 31(1):2-9.

 

 

Published Notes:

 

A Painted Bunting in my Office - Holden B.R.H. A Painted Bunting in my Office. OFO News ?? (?):5. (TBD)

Bald Eagle Flip - Holden B.R.H. 2005. Bald Eagle Flip. OFO News 23 (2):7.

Jaeger Watching at Van Wagner's Beach - Holden B.R.H. 2004. Jaeger Watching at Van Wagner's Beach. OFO News 22 (2):8-9.

A Young Birder and Photographer - Holden B.R.H. 2004. A Young Birder and Photographer. OFO News 22 (1):8-9.

 

 

Web Articles:

 

White-cheeked Geese - an awkward introduction to finding Cackling Geese in Ontario Click here to read

Hornemann's Hoary Redpolls - understanding and identifying these pale beauties Click here to read

Photo Salon: Pine Grosbeaks - showing variation in Pine Grosbeaks. Comments from Peter Pyle make this useful! Click here to read

 

 

Blog Highlights:

 

Book Reviews:

July 2013 - The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors

August 2012 - Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America

July 2012 - How to be a Better Birder

February 2012 - Avian Architecture

January 2012 - Princeton Illustrated Checklist: Birds of North America and Greenland

July 2011 - Hawks at a Distance

June 2011 - The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds

 

Entertainment:

Jun 12, 2013 - I cannot stress how crazy I find this...

May 22, 2013 - Point Pelee National Park Migraiton Report

Apr 25, 2011 - Neotropic Cormorant Finder's Account

 

Nature Photography 104 (series): a behind the scenes look at my nature photography

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 |

 

Misc Highlights:

Photographic year in review (the best of): 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

Apr 29, 2012 - A look at Vagrant Traps around the Great Lakes

Jan 12, 2012 - Caribou Island, Lake Superior

June 28, 2011 - My take on Nature Photography Forums

Jan 4, 2011 - Sketching rare birds, and bird records committees | more sample sketches

 

Occurence and Identification of Hybrid Gulls in Ontario:

Herring X Great Black-backed Gull | Herring X Glaucous (Nelson's Gull) | Herring X Lesser Black-backed Gull

 

Rarity hunting:

Birds so Close, Birds so Far: (A look at nearby provincial and state bird checklists compared to Ontario): New York | Ohio | Michigan | Illinois | Wisconsin | Minnesota | Quebec | Manitoba

Future additions to the Ontario List: My predictions, #20-#11 | My predictions, #10-#1 | Comparing the Yellow-nosed Albatross to other possibilities |

Top 10 species not likely to re-occur in Ontario | Top 10 "new" species for Ontario - that are hard to identify

Personal 400 in Ontario: Jan 2011 - Part One | Feb 2013 - Part Two

Oct 16, 2011 - Trying to break the world gull species record

 

 

 

 

Rare bird reports: some of my favourite "self-found" reports sent to the Ontario Bird Record Committee

2013: Brown-chested Martin | Snowy Plover

2012: "Common" Teal | Pink-sided Junco | Leach's Storm-Petrel | Ross's Gull | Pacific Loon

2011: Neotropic Cormorant | Glossy Ibis | Kirtland's Warbler | Fish Crows (2)

2010: Arctic Tern | Dovekie | Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater

2009: Black Swift | Glaucous-winged Gull | Black-tailed Gull | "Kamchatka" Gull

2008: Kirtland's Warbler | Little Stint

2006: Swainson's Hawk

2004: Pacific Loon | Cave Swallows (2)

2003: Black-capped Petrel

2002: Henslow's Sparrow | Brown Pelican

2001: Northern Gannet

 

 

 

Travel:

 

Netitishi Point (James Bay) 2011:

August, 2011: Highlights from August 2011 visit | Dragonfly Sightings | Butterfly Sightings

November, 2011: Highlights from 2011 November visit | Dec 5, 2011: Compilation video of 2011 November visit

 

Netitishi Point (James Bay) 2010:

Nov 6, 2010 - 15 Reasons we're going to Netitishi Point

Nov 23-25, 2010 - Report from Netitishi Trip! | Rarity Photos | daily bird sightings sets: #1 , #2 , #3, #4 

Nov 27, 2010 - Seals of Netitishi (photos) | Seals of Netitishi Part 2, ID confirmation? (Jul 17, 2011) 

 

Cochrane Weekend, Feb 2011:

Feb 18, 21 &23, 2011 - Cochrane Trip Summary | Gray Wolf Story/photo | my first Hornemann's Hoary Redpolls in ON | distant Lynx photo

 

Florida Photography Trip, March 2009:

St. Augustine Alligator Farm | Gatorland Part 1 | Fort De Soto | Fort Myers & Bunche Beach | Cape Coral - Burrowing Owls | Tigertail Beach, Marco Island | Everglades N.P. - Anhingia Trail | Everglades N.P. - Flamingo | Green Cay Nature Centre | Lake Kissimmee - Snail Kites | Gatorland Part 2 | Cruickshank Scantuary- Scrub-Jays

 

 

 

 

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