Meadow Mueller 07/2003 - 04/2015

Meadow Mueller 07/2003 - 04/2015

October 31, 2017

Wild Week

We were on vacation a couple weeks ago, spent a few days up north and what a stellar week to be off weather wise. Not much story telling here but thought I would share some photographic moments with you.

It's not very often that I see Fox in my travels so I always embrace the moment.


Still lots of migrating birds in the area. We saw Brown Creepers in almost every place we went, including our backyard in the tail end of our holiday. They can be tough to spot if you don't catch the movement of one.


Always a treat to see and feed the Gray Jays of Algonquin Park. This one in particular has some excited because he does not have any leg bands like you see on the Gray Jays in Algonquin. I've heard of people actually photoshopping out the leg bands on these birds in their photos. Personally, I would never do that. Those bands individualize the birds and tell a story about the history of that bird. But that's just me. Here is a 20 second video of the moment.


I love our backyard but it sure is nice to get out of the city for a few days and be around this kind of scenery.








I call this "Encroaching Sprawl".


We found the remnants of an old cabin in the woods.


Address is #13


I haven't a clue what this is which was very near the cabin. My dark imagination begs to be released and share it's 2 cents.


You damn right I wanted to get a photo at this forgotten place.


To me, it was strange to still see Butterflies at this time of year, like this Painted Lady on the beach.


But seeing Dark-eyed Juncos popping up in our travels was a reminder this amazing weather will not last.


Another very regular sighting were the White-throated Sparrows. If we could not see them, we certainly could hear them in our waking moment. These birds are still appearing daily in our backyard.


With our vacation week almost over, now being back home, we continued with some outdoor walks and taking in the sights around us; some of which took in the sights of us too.


Eastern Phoebe


Always nice to spot a Sapsucker as it's not a commonly seen bird for either of us.


Never a day passed without a Skunk sighting at home.


Late October for me begins the season of night Owling once again. We managed to find a couple Screech Owls near our home.



Merry thinks she can pull off a good Owl look herself.


It was a great week off. There was never a mission to see anything. All we wanted to do was be outside and enjoy the natural world around us. It does wonders for the soul.



7 comments:

Tammie Hache said...

We had an incredible 'Indian Summer' like that up here too but it came to a screeching halt on the Oct. 24th with our first snowstorm. Funny: the 23rd was sunny & 20C! Incredible shots, as always. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great week! Look at you and scenery photos. I'm sure it's full of wildlife we cannot see though. :)

Karen said...

Great photos from my neck of the woods. It is indeed a privilege to live in this part of Ontario.
We have a LOT of sapsuckers, blue jays, chickadees and turkeys around right now. I have one lonely male robin whose family has deserted him. He had the wife and kids close by for a good month but they've flown south. He usually waits until the first snow, that die hard Canadian boy. We will look forward to seeing them back in the spring before the snow has melted.

Debbie Gallo said...

Sounds like the perfect vacation for me. Best way to recharge is getting outside. Beautiful photos, Rob!

BonnieLee said...

Like a virtual tour David. I must try a night prowl through the bush behind me for owls. I haven't seen one since the Great Horned Owl that visited a willow behind me one early Sunday morning.

BonnieLee said...

Like a virtual tour Rob. I must try a night prowl through the bush behind me for owls. I haven't seen one since the Great Horned Owl that visited a willow behind me one early Sunday morning.

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