Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rough-legged Hawk

 Rough-legged Hawk  (Buteo lagopus)

My husband and I had heard there were Rough-legged Hawks in the area but we hadn't seen any...until we headed home from a photo shoot a little north of where we live. Truth be told, I passed this hawk and then turned around! From a distance I thought it was a red-tailed hawk.  But as I passed it I knew I had been WRONG.

Head turned 180°

He/she let me take a few photos and them flew off to a tree where it's mate was sitting. So there were actually TWO of them, but they were way too far off to take another photo. They are visiting from The Arctic.

Can you believe this bird can turn it's head around 180°?

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

Monday, January 26, 2015

Old Steeple

In disrepair and the bell is gone (unless that's a small bell way up high)

I'd like to know more about the history of this steeple, but the building is no longer a church. So far I have not found any information about this mysterious looking structure.

 Notice the ladder up to the steeple

Another view

In celebration of the old and wonderful "stuff", I  am connecting to Rubbish Tuesday HERE.

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East Gwillimbury is a rural town less than an hour north of Toronto, Canada's largest city. My family calls me CameraGirl because I take my camera with me wherever I go.