March 28, 2008

Where have you been?

Where have you been?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Where's my supper? Hurry up!

As we were coming back from a walk we saw one of the deer that come to our bird feeders everyday.

Notch appears to be impatient for us to get home and put out extra bird seed for her.

Notch is standing across the road from our cottage.

March 27, 2008

Pick up the pace Anne...

Pick up the pace Anne...
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
he's starting to circle.

We were out for a walk last evening when a pair of turkey vultures started cruising over at tree top level.

Anne needs a cane to walk and they seemed to be eyeing her.

March 25, 2008

Yes I AM a redbellied woodpecker.

Just because I have a reddish head doesn't make me a red headed woodpecker and just because I don't have a red belly doesn't mean I'm not a redbellied woodpecker.

I just love how they name birds.
I don't normally see these guys on the bround, face on.

March 17, 2008

Tundra Swans

The Friends of Rondeau held their annual Wings of Spring Festival.
The tundra swans are migrating from the Chesapeake Bay area through southern Ontario on their way to the artic nesting grounds.

The Friends man spotting scopes along the bay and help the public get a good look at hese winged giants.

To fill out the day we had bird house building face painting, BBQ and crafters wagon rides and a raptor show.

The name is Boneparte, Chip Boneparte

Risky busines talking up residence in an owl hole.

March 12, 2008

A new owl species?

A new owl species?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
This is where we see our screech owl.

There was a new resident yesterday.

There are Hawk owls and Eagle owls, Fish owls, Elf owls as well as Fearful, Barking and Laughing owl.

So maybe this is the infamous Rondeau Chipmunk owl.

As this is an owl roost, it might not be the best place for a chipmunk to stay.

March 11, 2008

winged giants

winged giants
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Tundra Swans migrate from the Chesapeake Bay area to the artic to nest.
The pass through southern Ontario during March.
These birds have a wing span of about 7 feet.
For more information try this web site.

March 10, 2008

Can you make it stop snowing?

We had a wee bit of snow over the weekend.

Steady snow started Saturday and when the deer came for thier snack the quickly becane covered in snow.

This is a yearling that comes with a doewe can identify due to a notch in its ear.