Boreal Owl, or Tegmalmn’s Owl to use the name applied in Europe, is a show stopper. So to get the chance to see a breeding site in Churchill northern Manitoba was a wee bit special.
We drove out of town to the allotted stake out and walked just 50m from the road before being confronted by a lichen covered nestbox. The noise of our approach had brought an adult to the entrance, and it soon popped (and pooped!) out onto a nearby stump.
The only problem was it was too close to focus on. A few steps back and I nailed it. Meantime I was surrounded by a swarm of Mosquitos who enjoyed their Celtic buffet while I snapped. Pain and blood were accepted for such an awesome lifer.
Now where are the anti-hystemines?
My partner in crime tells the tale of our Texas jolly with a bunch of stunning images. Clever girl
Look down the right hand side at recent posts and find out the birding action from Bruce peninsula bird observatory, where I have been staying for the past couple of weeks.
A ream of photos of some cracking birds will be uploaded when i get a stronger network connection.
Global birding doesnt get much betyter and that is why Texas hosts a series of sites combined known as the World Birding Centre. Google it and be amazed. Visit and be awe struck.
White, 5 feet tall and mega rare – that’s Whooping Cranes. Just over 300 are left in the wild, with most wintering at the one site on the Texas coast. Aransass Bay. we visited, chartered a boat, and got out to see them. Not just one, but 29, so nearly 10% of the world population. What a privelage and long may this species not only hang on, but increase in the wild.