Today there were Tony, Nina, Gary, Sue, Martha, Josh, Barbara and me, as well as two new birders, Rob and Giselle. The latter live in
, the area to be explored today. Limoges
We saw both American Crow and Common Raven in the Park 'n Ride on
After a brief stop at Tim Hortons on
Trim Rd, we went east on Innes Rd then south on Frank Kenny. We soon stopped when we saw 2 Coyotes in the field. Then, a little further on, we stopped again as somehow Tony spotted a Red-tailed Hawk part way up a tree in behind lots of branches.
At the entrance to
, there is a house with feeders. We saw many American Goldfinches, a Pine Siskin, a Hairy Woodpecker and both nuthatches and several Black-capped Chickadees. Further along, we saw a flock of about 40 Common Redpolls flush off the road, and linger briefly low down in the alders. We also saw our first Blue Jays. Tony and Nina pished and Martha gave an excellent Barred Owl imitation. Larose Forest
We retraced our steps to Ch Clarence Cambridge to complete the tour through
. It's a good thing we did, because at the far end, Tony heard then chased down our first Evening Grosbeak of the winter! Then at the junction of Road 8, a young Red Crossbill perched on top of a pine for a photo op. Larose Forest
Rose, then west on Conc. 20. We saw three different Snowy Owls, all on the ground, and all distant. We also saw House Sparrows at one of the farms. Upon returning to Road 8, we went west on Hwy 417 to Casselman where we went for a bathroom break at Tim Horton's. This was the end of Tony's tour.
There were many more photo ops for Horned Larks and Snow Buntings along St. Rose and Conc 21. On Conc 20, we saw a second Red-tail Hawk, which we were able to photograph.