Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Weekend: Snow

Yet another crappy weather weekend.  The weather forecast was totally wrong again.  What's new?  It was supposed to partly sunny and a few flurries, but we got almost 15 cm of snow!  I give up.

I went to Point Pelee as planned.   I found lots of birds along Shuster Trail and around the visitor centre.  Just the usual wintering stuff:  Robins, Hermit Thrushes, Chickadees, White-throated Sparrows, Cardinals, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Golden-crowned Kinglets as well as a flicker, Carolina Wren, and lots of Downy Woodpeckers.  I also heard Eastern Bluebirds.
Gulls were way off East Beach out on the lake.  I'm pretty sure I saw a Bonaparte's Gull--something not seen in a while.

Robin feeding on Sumac 

Down at the Tip, Richard Carr and I caught a glimpse of a Great Horned Owl.  That is when the snow starting coming down and and fell fast and furious.  It was like that all the way home and is still coming down.

Horned Lark on the roadside. Lots around now.

Not sure what all is at my feeder, but the White-throated Sparrow is still here and always the last bird to be seen at the end of the day.

One has to look forward to spring and summer. 

I will be presenting a show on butterflies this Wednesday evening here in Wallaceburg.  It will include many of my photos from the last couple of years and the story of my discovery of the Southern (Northern Oak) Hairstreak colony.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on Wednesday. If I lived a little closer to the 'burg, I'd probably attend!