Quite a few Snowy Owls have been seen in Grey and Bruce Counties this winter, a visiting species from the Arctic that comes this far south for the winter. I saw one for the first time in my life just 2 or 3 years ago. So we've been out on two long drives seeking to see one, in locations where we heard they'd been seen - and have been totally unsuccessful!
At first glance we were hopeful, but this is a large hawk, I'm guessing a Rough-legged Hawk.
Another big hawk, but too far away to identify easily.
And a third, where I had to shoot the picture directly into the sun. But no Snowy Owls.
We really thought we were lucky when we spotted the white bit on top of this grain elevator.
But with the binoculars you could see it was an 'owl of the satellite dish sort'. Didn't even notice all the crows at first until we took this close look, or maybe those are blackbirds.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Goldfinch have paid a few return visits, after disappearing for two or three weeks. And the yellow colours of summer breeding season are definitely starting to show up!