This morning’s survey began at 5:02 am in the village of Hockley in threatening rain and ended just south of Barrie. We had rain on occasion and warm temperatures during the almost 5 hours of bird finding in this largely agricultural area.
MYSTERY BIRD I will identify it at the end of the post.
With so many old fields, it was clear that we would find three species of birds who prefer this habitat.
MYSTERY BIRD The two rings around the neck identify this as a Killdeer.
There, there is quietness
pearl-soft rain and dried waving
grass, fresh pine winds
needling pungent responses
from tree, rock and earth; – J. Barbara
Such a great job capturing those dramatic skies.
What a day!