If you want to go on a great tour and meet some very nice people with the same interests as you. Have fun and see some great things,Murray is the guy to contact. His contact info below:
I know he has some great tours coming up. I have been to Algonquin with him, had a lot of fun that day and this trip was to Amherst Island. You always meet interesting fun people. A great way to spend the day. See some terrific places,scenery and wildlife.And you can just sit back ,relax and let the driver take you there. Comeback with new friends and memories. Followed by a good nights sleep as you get home and fall into bed thinking about the days events. A really good kind of tired. The following are some shots I took on Amherst Island. A beautiful,very friendly island with lots to see. For you knitters there is a little wool shop run by a sheep farm. A small museum and a one of a kind radio station. Of coarse it is all seasonal.A very beautiful island. Guaranteed.
The first few shots are of a long eared owl. A beautiful owl that is quite hard to see in those tall pine trees. Tall & slender almost looks like part of the tree.The next little owl is a saw whet owl. But please remember that you must not get to close to these owls and that you must respect them in every way. I have seen horrible things done around owls every where that should never have happened. You must not get caught up in the moment. And there is no such thing as that "perfect picture". These shots and all my shots are taken with a 150-500 mm lens and even then they are cropped. A life must never be put at risk for our enjoyment. But protected for our future and theirs. Don't loose sight of what is important here and teach others the same. Never give exact locations. If you find an owl it is always by chance. Enjoy it and move on. Keep it to yourself. Respect our wildlife,it's habitat and it's privacy and also private property. We can co-exist.!
Jen's Creative Photography
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Along with the little saw whet owl, a long eared was spotted sitting high in a tree. Very hard to see. We all kept our distance and I was able to get some lucky shots. Those are not real ears but tufts on this owl. An owls ears are actually on the side of its head and well hidden by feathers.
The ferry arriving on the main land . It was very choppy out there and I captured that very well in this shot.On the island it was such a beautiful day. As we walked into owl woods we saw this pretty little garter snake sunning itself at the side of the trail. Not to active mind you.Everyone walked by it carefully and it never moved an inch. Heard a tree frog and crickets also. Something you would not of expected at this time of year in that temperature. It was a beautiful sunny day but it was chilly. Then this saw whet owl was spotted by Amanda. Every time I see one of these little guys it is just as special as the first time. They are so amazingly beautiful. They just steel your heart.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
We had a great time on our walk looking for owls. Feeding chickadees and goofing around on the ferry. It was very windy on the ride back to shore. Bit choppy out in the middle. Fun times. Was a super day. Murray did a great job of setting this trip up. I wonder if Murray knows there is an owl behind him. HOOOO says adults can't have fun!!
Monday, November 14, 2011
A horse & wagon ride down the streets of the island was so nice. These sheep were part of the scenery we passed along the way. Was a great ride,we all had a great time. The horses were awesome and the scenery was beautiful.One older lady waved to us as we went trotting by her house when Angie waved away at her. And she waved again on the way back. So friendly.