Sunday, February 28, 2016

Algonquin Park

February 22 & 24

We passed through Algonquin Park both going to and coming from our ski trip with friends Rich & Lorna at Huntsville/Arrowhead Park.

On the way there, we stopped at the Visitor Centre parking lot feeder where we saw lots of Blue Jays and a few fleeting glimpses of Evening Grosbeaks.  Across the road at the Spruce Bog parking lot, we also saw a Gray Jay and a few of the usual suspects.  Further along the highway, we were entertained by a Ruffed Grouse crossing the road.


On the way home, the Visitor Centre area was more productive.  We saw many Evening Grosbeaks and both Red and White-winged Crossbills on the access road.

The snow started at Barry's Bay, but was never an issue for us.  We even had time to stop at Wilber Lake to photograph two Bald Eagles, one a full adult and the other perhaps a two-year old bird.

Luskville & Area with Connie, Jane & Guy

February 9, 2016

After picking up Guy in Hull, we drove through Aylmer to Chemin de la Montagne and Ch. Tyler to try for a Tufted Titmouse at a nearby feeder.  Sightline were poor and we saw no sign of the desired bird, only Blue Jays.

We move back to Ch. de la Rivière and cruised the farm fields where we saw a Rough-legged Hawk.

We carried on to the Eardley-Masham Road where we stopped at a feeder and saw lots of common winter birds, but no rarities.

Further along the road we spotted a Bald Eagle flying right over the car as the snow drifted down.