Originally written Jan 10, 2021. The sun was shining and it was minus 11 this morning as I made my way north to try yet again to see the coyotes. I bundled up even more knowing I would be colder today. The cold can really seep thru the ground on you when you are sitting still. I had hoped to stay longer than I have before.
The hoarfrost along the roads was spectacular in the sunshine. I thought to pull over a million times but hadn't brought the right lens with me. I did have an old wide lens with me but in the end I basically wanted to get to my destination. I often want to carry my camera as I make the trek to the blind but it's icy along the way. I am terrified of wiping out and damaging my equipment. A few shots of the frost would have been nice.
I arrived at the blind just before 10am and got setup. It's now almost 1pm and I'm getting chilled. I'm obsessing over what I'm pretty sure is a hound dog baying in the distance. But is it really? I cannot see anything and there is no movement around me.
I love the peace and tranquility of being here. It's a big part of why I love this so much. I'm most definitely disappointed I haven't seen any coyotes but I'm hoping my friend will have me back maybe when the days are longer.
I left around 2pm sadly without seeing anything other than a couple of very puffed up Common Redpolls two feet from me. They jumped once and then carried on snacking on the brush. It was at this point I decided to drive towards Presqu'ile to see what I see once my feet thawed out. Unfortunately I only caught a glimpse of another Barred Owl along the way there and played with my wide angle lens with some views of Lake Ontario.