Saturday, January 21, 2012

Evening Grosbeak at Algonquin visitor centre

Gray Jay and Blue Jays at Algonquin

One of the most beautiful birds the Gray Jay and they are so friendly.
Blue Jay
Janice and Lev feeding the gray jay. (photo of Janice by Lev Frid)

Pine martin, Raven, Pine Sisken, Redpoles, Ruffled Grouse

More Alonquin Birds Ruffled Grouse
Pine Martin - very dark
Pine sisken
Raven - lots

Red Crossbills, White Winged Crossbills and Pine Grosbeak

Lifer bird for me Red Crossbills
Pine Grosbeak
White Winged Crossbills

Algonquin Landscapes - Jan 2012

Janice and I braved Algonquin Park during a really cold spell. -21 to -37 We saw beauty in every part of the park. Thanks to our guide Lev Frid who took us to many different areas.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

9 Snowy Owls in one Day.

Tracy, Frank, Skip and I had a great day up north watching Snowy Owls, Adults, juveniles and females. I was happy with one owl but to see nine of them. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Unknown Juvenile Peregrine at one sight.

A visit to see Donna and we both had a surprise to see an unknown juvenile peregrine in flight by Quest.

Urban Peregrines Jan 2012

Frank Tracy and I went looking for the local peregrines. We were very lucky to see 4 downtown hanging near their nest.

A drive to the Kwarthas - landscapes -20

Janice and I drove on backroads looking for birds and owls. We saw one coyote and two eagles. One eagle flew right over the car while I was parking.