Friday, May 24, 2013
The first day we were lucky to see one fox. That same night we saw a lovely female fox (nursing mom) on the back roads. She was very very pretty. I was looking for the Black Backed Woodpeckers and Julie was looking for the Gray Jay. We had gone in two different directions and when I looked back the fox was beside the car??
On another back road I was looking around. Right in front of me lands a BLack-backed Woodpecker - no camera nothing. I go back to the car and Julie spotted him on a dead tree just down from the car. I have not seen one in over 7 years. What a thrill. Eagle eyed Julie spotted 4 Broad-wing Hawks over the weekend in Algonquin. All were sitting on hydro lines in the park.
Friday, May 17, 2013
I was so happy to be able to pick up four owls from The Owl Foundation to be released. Chris M volunteer did two rleases and I was able to to do two as well. This second barred owl gave us a real thrill. Photo of release taken by Janice Hill and her daughter Kristin Cornell. Perfect time of day 8:15pm, empty location (no people), a great tree lot. Free to fly again. What a great day. Thanks to everyone who participated. The Owl Foundation you rock. In order for any owl to be released back in the wild the Owl Foundation Annick and Stacy do a wellness check, wings, tail feathers, fat count, talen and beak (sharpened if needed), weight. Then away they go back to the same location as found.