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I Found a Roughy!

Yup, that’s right.  I found a ‘Roughy’, or Rough-legged Hawk this morning.  Actually, I first spotted this one hovering on Monday, however I could not ID by marks.  Roughies are known for hovering while they hunt, so I had my suspicions.  I went back this morning and managed to get a couple of (terrible) shots that were good enough to make and ID.  Below is the ‘best’ shot of the lot.

Rough-legged Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) - Click for larger size

Yay!  My first Roughie!  I hope it stays for the winter; I would like to drop by a few more times…


Bringing Back the Blog: A Resurrection

OK, I’ll admit it. My blog is stale. My rationalizing to avoid it has been working for a while (family addition, renovations, 500px, and G+, and the desire to produce larger more significant posts). Enough is enough. Time to raise this ship and keep it regular; twice a week is my initial goal.  This is a bigger post, many may just be a short story about one or two images.  My main goal is to share and have fun with it and not worry too much about stats.

Boardwalk as seen from the lookout tower

The Boardwalk at Point Pelee NP

Today’s post is about my trip to Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada. If you like the outdoors, walking, biking, canoeing, or bird watching, this is a really good place to go.

Point Pelee Boardwalk

The boardwalk snakes through the marsh providing walkers with great views of birds, fish, plants, and flowers.  They also rent canoes allowing you really get out there and get close to the scenery.  Canoeing was one of the highlights of the trip, for the whole family.

Point Pelee Boardwalk

The boardwalk does a loop and returns where it started, near the lookout tower.

Frogs and other small critters abound here, however the real treat is bird watching.

Green Frog

Point Pelee is the gateway to the north for a lot of migratory birds.  Every spring hundreds of different species fly through here on their way to their breeding and nesting grounds.  The Fall season also offers good bird watching as the birds head back to their winter homes.



My visit was late Fall, so I didn’t get a lot of bird shots.  Maybe next time.

Turkey Vultures

Turkey Vultures - Soaring High

Continuing towards the Tip of Point Pelee, there are nice beaches on both sides.  This image is from the East side an a rather windy but warm  October day.

Point Pelee - East Beach

Point Pelee - East Beach

My next trip to Point Pelee will be during the Spring migration, and I should have a few more bird photos to share then.

See you next time.  Thanks for dropping by!

Point Pelee - Beach Rocks

Point Pelee - Beach Rocks