Friday, March 26, 2010

Turkey Vulture - Red Tailed hawk March 26, 2010

Watched the red tail hawk at hawk flying around. Stopped at Morningside park to see 3 Turkey Vulture high in the sky. At Highland Creek saw a Kingfisher, Hairy Woodpecker building a nest and lost of little birds.





Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A couple of Videos from the Canadian Peregrine Show March 18 to 21, 2010

A couple of videos from the show.

Me and Desi - Juv Female Harris Hawk
video
Barn Owl
video
Eagle Owl Hooting at Frank
video

By the way thanks so much Frank for taking the photos of me and also the video.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Canadian Peregrine Foundation -4 wonderful days March 18-21, 2010

Me and Desi (Harris Hawk- juvenile) thank you Rudy for letting to hold her.


Me and Kyla - (American Kestrel - 3 year old female)


The Canadian Peregrine Foundation is a wonderful organization. Each year at the Sportmans Show(3 years now) I get to volunteer for the Peregrine Foundation. We tell people about the hawks, owls and falcons and give inforamtion on who the Peregrine Foundation is.
Take time to visit the website and become a volunteer or sponsor the program. The rewards will fill you with joy and pride. Thanks Mark and Marion for you wonderful work.

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/


The Canadian Peregrine foundation - Our mandate
The primary purpose of the Canadian Peregrine Foundation is to facilitate the recovery of endangered and threatened raptor species in Canada. To accomplish this, the Foundation's objectives are to:

Document the current status of the Peregrine Falcon and other endangered and threatened raptor species in Canada, contribute to and monitor the ongoing recovery efforts for these species, and make such information available to the public and, in particular, educational institutions.

Raise public awareness of the environmental issues affecting Canada's endangered and threatened species.

Provide support to projects involving the recovery, restoration, and rehabilitation of Canada's endangered and threatened raptor species.

Some photos of the hawks, eagles, owls and falcons. i will post more tomorrow.

Peregrine Falcon - Oscar at Bath Time

Great Horned Owl - Alexandra

Bald Eagle - Huxa

Eagle Owl - Bubo

Harris Hawk - Max

Rudy and Desi (Harris hawk) Falconer

Frank and Barn Owl Shamus

Atilla and Kyla

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kestrel in flight March 16, 2010


On the way to my daughters I saw a turkey vulture, 2 kestrels and lots of red winged blackbirds. On my way home a nice sunset.




Monday, March 15, 2010

Red Screech Owl - in the Guild March 15, 2010

Lovely little owl.



Red Tailed Hawk March 15, 2010


Today at lunch I went into the woods to look for the red tailed hawk. I was leaning against a tree and the female landed just above me. She was busy pulling bark off the tree to put in the nest.




Sunday, March 14, 2010

Short Eared Owls in the wild March 6, 2010



The highlight was seeing the short eared owl. We looked for quite a while to spot some and when we did we were truly rewarded by this beauty. In Fisherville we saw more than 7 of them. This was not part of the course this was the old fashion look and find.





Saturday, March 13, 2010

Short Eared owls - in tree March 7, 2010


Try and count them in the tree. When i took the shot I thought there were 2 in the tree. I believe I see 4 now.

4 in the tree


Fisherville - Short Eared Owls - March 6, 7,2010


Short Eared Owls - what a thrill - first time I have seen them in so many numbers and up close. The first time we saw them there were 7, second time 3 and last time 5
They were in the trees, flying, on the ground, all over the place. Totally amazing.

I am posting the flight shots first and hope to do the up close shots tomorrow.