Yesterday was a beautiful day so off we went to join the local Hawk Watch.
About 18-20 miles south-west of Morden is a beautiful valley,known to all around here as the Pembina Valley,because the Pembina River flows along it.
Every year at this time,this place draws people from all around and even as far away as Winnipeg and Brandon,to watch the hawk migration.
To learn more about this event and others like it across America go to:
Once at this site you can follow the links and find data on various Hawk Watch sites.
It is still early for our area,but the Eagles are beginning to pass through.
To watch a Bald Eagle soar in the blue sky is thrilling.
The numbers at the Pembina Valley are still low,but will increase as the days go by.
This was a first for me.I had never had the chance to photograph a Golden Eagle.
We saw one mature one,and another,which was too far away for pictures,an immature
If you ever have a chance to go to one of the Hawk Watch sites,you will not be sorry.
The people who are doing the counting are very helpful with identifying the birds,
and the sight of all these birds passing through is spectacular.
I guess we all need to come back down to earth,so here is a Horned Lark,one of our first spring arrivals.This was just down the road from town.
A walk through Livingston Nature Park in Morden is always enjoyable.
Who lives in the tree? This fellow loves trees.
No,he was not up on the previous tree,but he was in the Nature Park.
My last picture for today,this is a look down the creek.
In a few weeks this creek bed will be filled with water.
I will sing to the Lord,for He has been good to me.Psalm 13:6