Nesting Swans #11
Mute swan nesting at the mouth of Black Ash Creek.
Nesting Swans #12
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.
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.
Out of the Fog
Mute swan along Collingwood's waterfront
In spite of the crummy weather this Lesser Yellowlegs continues to forage for food along Collingwood's shoreline.
Great Egret at one of Collingwood's urban drainage ponds.
A duck takes off from one of Collingwood's urban drainage ponds.
Mute swan enjoying the Spring sunshine after a brutal winter.
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