Monday, December 24, 2007

Seasons Greetings from TBO

Twas Christmas Eve
Originally uploaded by makeupanid
and this male Northern Cardinal who lives in High Park and we banded in 2005. He's usually pretty sneaky and hard to get shots of but the day of the blizzard of the 16th he was pretty amiable about showing himself in return for food!

The Christmas Bird Count was in the Toronto area yesterday and what a terrible day it was for it weather wise. We had to really search for birds-we didn't find owls despite repeated tries-no other raptors at all-only one female cardinal-no Downies, Hairy's, it even took us til 2 o'clock to find a Canada Goose! We did find 4 Tundra Swans and one Bonaparte's Gull. A Great Black Backed and a Glaucous upped our Gull species as well.

Please Note

The Annual Christmas Gathering of the Toronto Bird Observatory will be December 30, check back here or your emails for details.

and Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

mon@rch said...

Merry Christmas to the TBO team and sorry to hear about your CBC!