Tuesday March 17
It was nearly spring, but the strong winds and snow flurries belied that fact.
Today there were Tony, Nina, Josh, Dahlia, Sandra, Rick and me.
We went to Hilda looking for blackbirds, but were disappointed, although a flock of Bohemian Waxwings was a nice consolation. So we took off for
Carleton Place to look for Trumpeter Swans, but had no luck, We did look exhaustively at several points
along the Mississippi River.
We returned to
Kanata to look for hawks and owls in the farm fields, but the
wind was terrible and all we came up with was a coyote, although Tony did spot
an American Kestrel flying away.
We did find a number of gulls on the ice at Burnside, mostly Ring-billed and Herring.