Humber Arboretum – Great Horned Owls

Today the weather wasn't really supposed to cooperate according to the meteorologists, and so a nearby trip was planned given lighting might not be ideal. As it turned out the sun came out, and a great day was have following Great Horned Owls around. The Humber Arboretum has proven to be an excellent place for... Continue Reading →

Barred Owl in Guelph

Today I had a nice and also lucky outing at Guelph Aboretum. I've read reports the past few weeks about a Barred Owl being spotted in the area and after failing to locate one in another park after at least 5 visits, I thought I'd try Guelph today. A number of birder/photographers were walking around... Continue Reading →

Mountsberg Conservation Area

Today with the unseasonable 10 degree temperature, a trip was needed to take advantage of the weather. Mountsberg Conservation Area in Halton was the destination, the target was birds of prey. Shortly after arriving, we ran into one of the staff taking a gorgeous Gyrfalcon for a training session with people in the outdoors. This... Continue Reading →

Spitting in the Wind

If you live in Ontario, you've likely figured out that when it comes to frigid winter temperatures, you basically have two choices: 1. Stay warm & lazy indoors or 2. Bundle up and get out there. Today, urged on by cabin fever, I chose to brave the cold and enjoy the great outdoors! The temperatures... Continue Reading →

Worth the look

Today three locations were visited, the plan was a quick scouting trip to see what was shaking in a few places. The whole journey took a few hours, what was seen was well worth the trip. Songbirds were the first to appear, and things were otherwise very quiet. Some time later a hawk was heard... Continue Reading →

Successful Snowy Owl Outing

Who knew birding could be so dangerous? The drive north on highway 400 today left me jolted, and amazed at how oblivious people are to danger. Even with full sun and relatively clear roads, a mini van lost control and did a 180 degree spin two car lengths ahead of me, slamming into the guardrail.... Continue Reading →

Almost time for the winter camo

The summer was a great time for photography. Many warm days were spent hiking and finding new areas to see all kinds of nature. I'm now realizing how easy it is to take the warm weather for granted. Sub-zero temperatures today remind me of last winter, which included many days spent outside, camera in my... Continue Reading →

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