Carol and I went for a drive today. Neither one of us had any energy so we just drove for 3 hours over the usual haunts. Started within 5 min of my house a nice red tail hawk flew over the car. We were really fortunate to see, at least a dozen red tail hawks, 2 kestrels hunting in the field (Carol was amazed to see them hovering right beside the car), cardinals, 2 snow geese in flight, woodpeckers - one really going at it on a tree and a few more. Highlight was driving down a back road to hear Carol yell stop the car. She was very excited and saw an owl sitting on the building. Make sure you look at Carols amazing owl.
Lighting was really bad today - pure white skies and very cold.
Red Tail Hawks - saw more than a dozen
Flight of the Snow goose (in the distance)
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I went out to the store today and took a quick drive by the corn fields. I saw this beautiful male northern harrier in the distance. As he came closer I opened the window on my car and took a few shots. Honestly I thought he was coming in the window.
Monday, February 22, 2010
On Sunday Janice and I went looking for birds. For the first part of the day we saw nothing and figured we would have to post a mallard for the highlight of the day. By noon our luck had changed and at High Park we found a lone wood duck, at Humber Bay a Wigeon, at Sam Smith a gadwell and Leslie Spit at Sunset a Kingfisher. Over all it was a great day, great company and of course seeing the firefighters training was the highlight.
Our Sunday trip took us first to Port Credit where the fire department was doing cold water rescue training. It was amazing to watch them pull each other out of the water. Man you couldn't pay me enough to jump in the water. They had to break the ice just to get in. It was fun to watch. Enjoy.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I stopped by Halls Road after work to see if anything was moving. I was standing by the tree in the parking lot when beside me comes the harrier. He circled and went into the fields to hunt. He came back and forth and I was able to get a couple of nice close shots.