We've had one of the nicest runs of beautiful fall weather I can remember. Constant sunny cloudless days that warm up to be comfortable for shorts and T-shirts but cool down overnight for sleeping. Just beautiful.
I've seen our local flock of Ring-billed Gulls several times, in different farm fields, sometimes broken into smaller flocks, and sometimes one huge flock that must now be several hundred large. Try counting the birds here - and this was only about 1/3 of the flock.
They rose into the air when I was taking a picture of this barn. It's been repainted, and re-roofed as well by the new farm owners.
I just like this view, it goes such a long way over 3 or 4 fencerows to a tiny 4th field in the distance.
And I stopped at the top of Talisman Hill to take a few pictures of the clear blue sky over the valley. This view looks a little southeast, and shows the cliffs of Old Baldy in the upper right, and the 7th Sideroad.
This view still shows the 7th Sideroad, but extends north, showing the escarpment cliffs on the far side. Talisman Mountain Springs Resort, due to re-open soon (we hope), is in the lower centre, and the sewage lagoons on the left.
And this view picks up at that point and extends all the way to Georgian Bay over the top of the old ski lift. If you look at the silhouette of the distant shore you can see the outline of Christian Island, nearly 60 km. away. It's been one of the most beautiful weeks I can remember.