Although it was still cold, today's sunshine was a treat. This snowy owl preened the whole time I observed it.
Snowy Owl with catch on Collingwood's waterfront.
A little bit of cheer on a dreary day.
A quick bite, a bit of shelter and then back into the snow for this little chickadee.
Eastern Screech Owl in my neighbour's yard.
It took a lot of scanning with a long lens to spot the Eastern Screech Owl at rest in my yard.
Eastern Screech Owl
I was totally shocked to find this beautiful bird in my own backyard!
Snowy Snowy #3
Snowy Owl Near Collingwood Airport
Snowy Snowy #2
Snowy Owl near Collingwood Airport.
Snowy Snowy #1
Snowy Owl at Collingwood Airport.
Ukpik Ready for Takeoff
Snowy Owl taken on Poplar Sideroad in Collingwood.
Ukpik in Field
Ukpik in Flight
I spent the better part of this afternoon waiting in a freezing field, but this snowy owl finally rewarded me with a chance to catch it in flight! Taken on Poplar Sideroad in Collingwood.
Snowy owl catching a few winks.
I don't know what it is about the Snowy Owl that speaks directly to my soul, but it's a joyous refrain.
Eastern Kingbird taken in the wetlands area of Collingwood's waterfront.
Egret in flight over Black Ash Creek.
Nesting Swans #12
Mute swan nesting at the mouth of Black Ash Creek.
On Patrol #3
Cob on Collingwood's waterfront patrolling the area around the nesting pen.
On Patrol #2
On Patrol #1
Out of the Fog
Mute swan along Collingwood's waterfront
Nesting Swans #11
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