Pair in area. Observed male making nesting attempts on a tree, and female foraging. revisited several times and pair still active here, but no nest found... YET!
Flock was taking advantage of a screened off area of brush.
pecked at several trees around CTTC building
classmate mentioned she'd seen a male in the area as well
Upwards of 4 of them scything around in the leaf litter. Family group?
found during BIOL 2600 lab
For those that don't know on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario there is a small population of feral cats. There is a caretaker for these cats that built a small row of houses for them. The care taker is also in the habit of feeding any animals that visit him including Groundhogs, Raccoons and Squirrels. Thats where I observed this Eastern Grey Squirrel enjoying a free meal of cat food.
I saw this Groundhog on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario I thought it was an interesting colour variant because its the only Black Groundhog I've ever seen in the wild or captivity. Its also interesting to note that the groundhogs on Parliament Hill are becomingused to people and will allow them within a few feet before moving a way
rideau canal outside national arts centre