Last Thursday we went to Oak Hammock Marsh again (third day in a row). We didn't see anything particularly exciting or different from the previous days, besides some skunks.
|Two of my brothers and a friend walking the trails of Oak Hammock|
The splendid evening sunset made for beautiful lighting for photos.
We saw a number of hares running through the fields, much larger than the ordinary bunny rabbit
We walked right by a skunk when we we walking on the trails, it was peering warily at us from the reeds. We encountered another one on the side of the road when we were driving. It swam through a ditch, and my brother William got some photos of it as it ran off into the sunset.
Last Saturday my brother Matthew, a friend and I biked 60km to Patricia Beach on Lake Winnipeg. Although we didn't see as many birds as I was hoping (in fact we saw very few birds), I did see my first of the year Turkey Vulture and Tree Swallow and was able to get some pictures of a Bald Eagle as it sat in a tree beside the beach.
Today is snowy and chilly. I went for a short walk before it really started snowing and the most notable birds I saw were Eastern Phoebe and Golden-crowned Kinglets, both common around here.
At the feeders are many juncos, a few Fox Sparrows, a decent amount of Purple Finches, and I saw my first of the year Chipping Sparrow beneath the feeders today.
That's all for now, happy birding!