Sunday, March 28, 2010

I saw the Ring Necked Pheasant

This pheasant has been on the loose in the Dalton road and Government road area this winter. I hear there is a pair traveling together. Many only see one at a time.

I saw one!!

I saw one on Dalton road but I was not quick enough to get a picture.

I did not get a picture, but Pam did.

This spring is going to be busy!!

Return of the Prodigal computer

My computer has been in the shop for a little while. It is back, so I am back.

Muddy Mark, MR j, and some other things I have been called.

comments always welcomed

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Great Hawk Owl picture by Lynn

Lynn has some really great pictures!

Thanks for the great picture of the Hawk owl. You were able to capture what I was seeing in my binoculars.

You can see more pictures by Lynn at the Porcupine Photography Club site.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hawk Owl likes harvest operations

Hawk Owl has followed operations over the years.

I have heard many stories of these little birds following machines in the bush. One operator has told me that some bird - that looked like the bird I pointed out - would dive under logs that were being lifted by a machine.

I kept my eye on a hawk owl one year during the 3 months of winter operations. This little bird was there watching until the last load of logs was dropped on a trailer.

Watching the bird that year was my introduction.

This year a little hawk owl was hanging around again. It is easy hunting for squirrels when many of the trees are out of the way.

I took a picture with my little camera, I pointed out the tiny bird with an arrow. I also got a picture with my digital binoculars, the camera part is not very good.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring is just around the corner

Spring is just around the corner.

I am thinking about all the new life I am going to be seeing very soon. Also thinking of visiting some old friends too, namely the biggest White Pine in the area.

We have some trees on the Timmins Homour Roll of Trees, but we still need you to find us find some giants of other species.

We have
Eastern White Cedar
Eastern White Pine
Red Pine
Jack Pine
White Spruce
Black Ash
Yellow Birch

We need examples of
Black Spruce
Balsam Fir
Red Maple
Balsam Poplar
White Birch

A very big Burr Oak was pointed out to me this winter during the Christmas Bird Count. I will get the diameter this spring. A big blue spruce was also pointed out to me on the front lawn of a house.

I will get a picture with the owner of the tree this spring and post it here.

keep on the look out for honour trees, and let me know when you find one!