Would have been spotted by this Great Horned Owl long before I spotted him/her.
Little unnerving when you suddenly have a pair of Big Yellow Eyes staring at you…pretty much stops you dead in your tracks.
Owl was properly thinking…what are you doing here and how can I help you.
Recent trip up North along the shores of Lake Winnipeg provided some Eagle Action. Seeing that its only mid Sept I didn’t know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Now looking forward to mid-October onwards for a higher concentration of pre migrating birds.
Will have to wait and see how things unfold.
When arriving back at the summer place after a morning trip out-n-about I found my hired help (Pileated Woodpecker) hard at work aerating the side yard. These birds are Crow like in size and spend their days searching for ants and grubs on the ground or in trees…with side visits to the suet feeder.
Given the size they have the ability to do some major wood chipping on trees where they have found a food source.
Since we have a lot of Old Growth trees that have seen better days it’s the perfect spot for them and often hear/see them.