Big birds seemed to be the order of the day as I wandered about in the rain this afternoon. Turkey vultures, Wild Turkeys and Canada Geese seemed to be everywhere. Pictured here is a wet and sombre gathering of 20 Turkey Vultures overlooking the stream and valley beside the one-time Hamlet of Holy Park, in south-west King Township. Not far away, I came across a flock of 14 Wild Turkeys which flew off in a great clatter of wings. Normally, wild turkeys would rather run off but I had come upon them much too quietly and quickly. And then there is the Canada Goose. It seems every farm field hereabouts that has recently been harvested is now a buffet for our ubiquitous goose. Whereas one is used to seeing a few dozen Canada Geese at a time, suddenly even the smallest field has hundreds of them and the big farms have thousands of them gleaning in the stubble. Pictured below are Canada Geese in a recently-cut corn field, near the King Township hamlet of Strange.
Please comment if you wish.Photos by BarrytheBirder