This weekend I am heading up north to the Timmins area and back with Tyler Hoar and David Szmyr. Tyler proposed this trip to Dave and I a few weeks ago, and since I had nothing planned already I said, "Sure, why the heck not?" or something. We are hoping to see some of the more interesting northern birds that are in the area. What are our targets for the trip?
Personally I am looking forward to doing some snowshoeing in the boreal forest more than anything. I would love to have a close encounter with a Three-toed Woodpecker as well. Here is a list of the species we are hoping to see:
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Northern Hawk Owl
There is always the possibility of running into something awesome like a Boreal or Great Gray Owl, but I'm not holding out hope!
I recently purchased a new Nikon DSLR, so I am pretty stoked to try it out!! Some of the above species I haven't photographed well before.
By the way, some of you may have noticed that photos for almost all my previous posts no longer show up. It had something to do with Blogger/Google Plus screwing up when I changed the email address I use to sign into Blogger to my current email address. Apparently all your photos disappear when you do that. Ugh...
I'll slowly work on getting all the photos back online. It may take quite some time before they are all back because I have to manually upload each photo from my computer, one blog post at a time...