Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fast and Furious Flyers

 There is a particularly 'feisty' barn swallow nesting at the boathouse.  Now, that's great -- these birds have taken quite a hit in the past decade, and are now becoming scarce, so we are thrilled to have another nesting pair here.

Swallows, however, are what you might describe as territorial when it comes to their nesting spaces.  If anyone comes close - be that a dog, or a person, or anything that walks - the birds fire up and take to the air, becoming incredible dive-bombers. They will swoop down fast and furious, almost striking with their wings as they whizz past.  Duck... and move out of the way, to leave them safe and unthreatened, that's the best solution.  Although occasionally we do have to be out there on the dock, too...