Started a new website offering birding/nature tours in the area. Special thanks to Aaron for helping me create the website, along with Jeremy Hatt for editing the text. This is a little more promising than the forum I attempted a few years back.
I just launched this website last night, and already I have an inquiry for a tour this spring! The inquiry itself came from someone following (or a "like" I guess is the Facebook terminology?) the Point Pelee Birding Facebook page. There are a few people out there unsure of who the administrator of the facebook page is. You're reading her blog right now.
Hopefully this is a sign for a promising second income for myself in the near future.
Here is the link:
Other than that, not much new this week around here. Highlights this week so far (January 16th) include a juv. Glaucous Gull at the Leamington Marina, and a really nice view of one of the Snowy Owls near the onion fields. At the south side of Hillman Marsh there was a little bit of open water with Canada Geese hanging out, along with a male Green-winged Teal and an American Coot.
Snowy Owl perched on a TV aerial on Concession B near the onion fields. Photo by Marianne Reid-Balkwill
A guess another neat highlight was a Double-crested Cormorant swimming around in Wheatley Harbour. I'm not sure if I see Cormorant every winter around here or not. If I would have been more dedicated in keeping lists I would know. In fact, not keeping lists is probably my BIGGEST regret in my birding career, one that I am now rectifying.