After spending the morning exploring the mega dunes that border West Lake in Sandbanks Provincial Park, Bob and I decided to walk the official Dunes Trail in the park. The reward for our extra effort was being serenaded by a beautiful Eastern Towhee. Read more
Our morning got off to a slow start hunkered down as we were against a cold winter day. By early afternoon, Bob and I decided that we needed some fresh air and exercise. We had heard that a Barred Owl sometimes frequents Altona Forest in Pickering, Ontario, but we never expected to actually find it. Read more
Sunrise must have been a little before 5:30 a.m. because that is when I woke up to a bright sunbeam that found a chink in the room-darkening drapes. I jumped out of bed and snapped a photo but already the brilliant orb was a short distance above the horizon. Read more
On our first day of vacation in Prince Edward County, Ontario, the summer of 2022, Bob and I opted to scout out the locale and take it easy. The first stop we made was at a popular attraction called Birdhouse City near Picton, Ontario, Canada. Read more
Our decision to visit the Carden Alvar in Ontario, Canada this year did not disappoint when we sighted this Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on a fence post along Wylie Road. Read more
Wild Kea are very playful and inquisitive birds with an insatiable urge to explore and manipulate things. We had been warned to monitor the Kea’s antics around our vehicle; we soon understood why! Read more
On one overcast and damp day in New Zealand, Bob and I decided to drive from Rotorua into the countryside for a tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. It seemed a good way to make use of a dreary day. Before our tour, we passed a couple of hours at the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park. Read more
The highlight of our trip to Carden Alvar in Ontario, Canada this summer was definitely getting some nice views of a Golden-winged Warbler.