Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Last September I hiked up the hill to take a look at the light house that is at the north end of Belle Isle. As you know the island is in the middle of the Detroit River with the channel being to the right. The north end looks up river with Canada on the right and the Points on the left. It was pretty up there and well worth the walk.
This is the only all marble light house in the country.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Let me explain how this event came to be years ago. When Raptors (Hawks, Eagles etc) migrate they fly directly over the metropark...coming from Canada and the high north. Thousands fly over in the months of September, October and November and on any given day you can see hawk enthusiasts gathering with diga scopes and binoculars at the marina area. Of course there was a good crowd there on Sunday and they were rewarded with a kettle of broad wings while I was there so I got to see two kettles all together. They were way up there barely visible with the naked eye.
American Bald Eagle
We have a resident eagle in an enclosure at the park ..Luc....and he was not happy to have another eagle in his territory. They kept squawking at each other.
This is an Eurasian Eagle Owl
At the marina...the Detroit River
People settled in for the day with picnics and drinks all facing north
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Hawkfest today and a wonderful day it was.
I got some great photos.....will post tomorrow. Weather perfect and saw a kettle of broad-winged hawks way high up there.....they were out in full force making many people very happy. They like to follow a cold front and that's what came thru here last night so conditions were perfect. Anyway, I have more pictures and information to post.