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Sunday, July 16, 2006

road trip redux

Osprey nesting platform
Last Saturday was the perfect day for a country ramble. A friend and I packed our sunscreen and water bottles and hit the road early. Our first stop was a lily farm near Coldwater where we enjoyed fields full of beautiful blooms. Next stop, Abbotts of Craighurst a for a leisurely lunch, starting with baked Brie. Yum!

We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring shoreline roads around Lake Simcoe, where we spotted a curious collection of platforms perched atop hydro poles and sporting large twig nests. A bit of research tonight has confirmed my suspicion that the tenants of these pole-top villas are Ospreys. The good news -- we saw two or three energetic babies moving around in each of the six nests. Click the photo for a larger image. Unfortunately, it's not a close-up. (Didn't figure out the zoom function on my camera until after I got home.)

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