Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hawk spotting

Did you ever play the children's game "I spy" when you were riding in a car as a child?

Geoff and I play similar car game but it's more like "Spot the hawk". When we're driving through our part of Ontario during fall, winter and spring we count the hawks we see on bare branches, hydro poles and wires and record the information in a log book we keep in the car.

The log book and pen at the ready.

We scan the high branches....

......and bushes.....

and occasionally I'm lucky enough to get a photo as we drive by.

Yesterday on our way to Buffalo we saw 8 hawks, today on the return trip we saw 33. YES 33!!!

At one point we saw 3 in a one minute span. It was a new record for us - the most we'd seen on in one trip before was 29.