Sunday, 17 November 2013
Northern Shrike, Chickadee, Hooded Merganser (20131116) Outing at Jarvis'
Len, Dave and I took a trip over to Jarvis' in memory of my father, with whom we had hunted on this porperty for about 10 years. We took over a bottle of Rum to toast Dad with before we headed out for our walk. We had spoken briefly with Jarvis and he mentioned that over the past couple of years (I haven't been there for the last 5) he had done quite a lot of logging and we may not recognize the place. On the lower road there have been a family of beavers at work and we couldn't get across the damn. Off to the upper road, and it is very quiet. We stroll into one of the new choppin's and grabbed this Northern Shrike.
At the lake, when we arrived, we found a very flat surface. It provided a great opportunity to "shoot" my bother.
I took a stroll up the lake as Dave and Len were chatting about "things" and I was able to find a pair of Hooded Merganser's. They were a long way off but this is a decent "evidence" shot.
We had a couple of other "encounter's but I didn't get any shots. David grabbed his first ever Mink shots and I missed out on a Showshoe Rabbit and maybe an owl. But the boys agree it was agreat day!