Susan's Birding and Nature Blog

Monday, 19 March 2018

Great Horned Owls

-1c, sunny, strong easterly winds

I checked out the Great Horned Owl this morning.  There was an owlet peeking up from the nest.  So far, I see one.  

It's a very windy day as you can see her tufts blowing.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Tundra Swan Migration - 2018

Aylmer Wildlife Management Area     -4c, cold, strong NW winds, cloudy

I went to the Aylmer Wildlife Management Area today to view the Tundra Swans.  It's NE of the town of Aylmer in Elgin County.  There were approx. 1,100 swans.  I also saw Canada Geese and Mallards.  The swans fly in to refuel on their migration to the high Arctic.

Feeding on corn

I'm wondering if this is a Cackling Goose.  I've never seen one. 

I also saw Blue Jays, Tree Sparrow, Killdeers, Common Grackles, 
Mourning Dove, and Robins.