Thursday 25 February 2021

Virtual reality

 Or how I get excited while out birding:

I was down by the Narrows, on the Lake Simcoe shore.

When what to my wondering eyes did appear:

Ii was stocking the Mallards!

How I wish my sister was here - she is always teasing me.

But sadly, she was not. She has been vaccinated, however, as a care giver. She is much much younger than I am - I know I can remember when she arrived.

Brought by a stork?


Saturday 20 February 2021

Fog toward Tudhope

 This morning there was a fog. Difficult to photograph a whiteout - so I waited until I woke up?

I took photos in other directions as well. However, while I could hear the snowmobiles I could not see them, so the contrast between white fog and white snow is minimal.


Did you go looking for more owls or swans?

 The question was asked! I don't usually do requests - unless I am asked!

(Does anyone know who I am quoting?)

So actually I saw these swans a swimming and then a flying and I thought;

"The virtual Snowbirds are returning!!

Can Spring be far behind?


Friday 19 February 2021

Barred from comments? Whoo said soo: whoo cooks 4 U, whoo cooks 4 U all?

 Arni recently complained that Snowy owls tended to sit on poles thus disqualifying them from photo contests because of the "hand of man" criterion.

So this is a fence, a horizontal "pole" and evidence of man interfering with nature. And the following, from yesterday would all definitely be "Barred", too:

Of course, these are photos of a Barred owl that Vicki and I saw north of Rama. I have never felt threatened by these birds although there were attacks by hawks against runners who wore red hats - like I use to wear! So I was taken by the possibility that a Barred owl might have been involved in a murder!



The Barred I saw yesterday was more interested in other prey than my green and white wool hat - but I

was ready to photograph it if it had flown closer to me.

There is also a connection to Black History Month as well. We owe a lot to Mother Nature. Less we forget.

Wily or wobbly, wizen or wise, old = yes bird with a Bill

Sunday 14 February 2021

Sunday February 14 - Many women feel obliged to give chocolates to all male co-workers, except when the day falls on a Sunday, a holiday

 So today comes with a health warning?

We are a year into our quarantine and I thought what has happened to all my friends? And I think the answer is that I have more - and you too:

Of course it is not true:

So what's it all about, Alfi? The legend you can read yourself, if you want. 

I turned to Mother Nature on Thursday to see what she had to say:

The Trumpeter swans were very "vocal". There is much to learn from these birds:

I wish everyone good health and much pleasant company "today" and tomorrow - which never comes-

Warm feather hugs to all,