Friday, July 1, 2011
Bird watching and so much more
On the return walk I thought it would be a good idea to count the sparrows as a curiosity. Since there were so many on the walk in, I thought we would tally a lot of birds. Well, that didn't happen. It was like the birds changed shifts. The sparrows were not so numerous and the warblers were more active.
On the way back we came upon this rabbit. I don't know much about rabbits but I think this is a Snowshoe Hare. I read that they are not native to this province but were introduced in the 1870s.
In addition to seeing many different species of birds, drinking in the wonder of the waves crashing against the rocks and watching this hare, we also had the great benefit of a three-hour walk and the extra exercise of batting away the black flies. How do you beat that?