Monday, 16 September 2013
Cougar sightings at the Cross means we have to go look. (20130915)
On Saturday I took my old boss and his wife out for an early morning walkat the Cross, they had never been and we had been planning an outing for many months. Even though we were out early, I believe the recent heat here has driven the critters and birds into the shade, wherevever they can find it. As we climbed out of the Pine Creek bottom we found this Sapsucker.
We had a great time and spent 3 1/2 hours taking the sights on Saturday.
On Sunday Kerrie wanted to get out even earley with the hopes of getting a glimpse of the cats in the area, but another very warm day kept everyone hiding. We were greeted by three Ruffed Grouse as we walked up the driveway and were enjoyed a first class sunrise as we took a peek around our first vantage point. During our walk we found many warblers, Palm, Yellow Rumped and even a Kinglet or two. Kerri go her first Sapsucker of the year. The highlight was a fly-by o close to 30 Sandhill cranes that appeared and very quickly glided by overhead.