We hiked over to Whitby Ont., and had a blast all weekend with Airic and his wife Bernie, Canoncan came down to the lake for some photg stuff too. My first day started at Lynnshore Conservation Area, and I was following a Barred Owl around for a few hours. Airic has already posted a few of this beauty, and here are a few more. I lost this owl for a while, so I found a bird feeder to hang around, and collected a few shots of some other feathered friends too. 4 of us went out for dinner, along with Maria, and had a great time.. Bernie would not let go of Maria! More pics in the Snapshot Gallery soon. 1 this is the first thing I saw when I went down Halls Rd.! Too lucky! 2 It got a mouse shortly after, and I lost it in the trees, and caught up with it here... 3 It wouldn't budge from its perch here, so we took off for lunch, and a break from the snow. I came back to the area, and hung around a popular bird feeder... 4 5 Most of these where shot at 1/125-200 sec @ F 5.6, @ 400 ISO.. brutal dim lighting,.. and as Airic says, the 80-400 mm Nikon VR lens is very cool. 6 A male Dowmy Woodpecker 7 A Northern Red Cardinal 8 Blue Jay 9 the Barred Owl scooted over here for a peek at mouse heaven! 10 Then, jumped to a nice fence pole for a bit.. 11 12 Here it is setting its sights for a pole accross the road... 13 But it skipped down to another old fence post .. 14 and finally to the other side of the road, and slowly getting out of range. I ran out of memory, and headed back to the hotel, to make sure Daisy wasn't toooo upset with me! Thanks for looking~!!