On Sunday we took off for a long drive through the countryside. Wanting something different this time we drove west around Owen Sound and north to the village of Kemble. We're missing their maple syrup festival which has now been cancelled two years in a row.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
An April Sunday Afternoon Drive
It's a rolling agricultural landscape, often half forested, a lot of it just used for pasture (or not used at all anymore). but the point of the picture is the three Turkey Vultures. Uncommon 20 years ago, they've become one of our most common birds; there's often one in sight, soaring overhead hardly ever flapping their huge wings. They have nearly a 6 foot wingspan held in a very shallow 'V', unlike large hawks which hold their wings flat.
And here is another. We've actually been into this farm. He used to make the most ornate fancy birdhouses, like Disney castles. These fields are smooth enough for copping, almost the only crop fields on this road all the way to Owen Sound, though it's a pretty steep slope. They're probably rented out now.