Feb 21, 2010 - Nanticoke Part 1 - Great day trip for Wildlife and Predators
The goal: Birds of Prey & Wildlife. The result: WOW what a day!
A February trip to the area of Nanticoke and Haldimand Ontario was nothing short of awesome!
Here's a brief video shot in Nanticoke. Be sure to scroll down and read the additional blog entries from this trip, the photos are much better than the video.
The morning started out overcast, and originally the plan was to go to Hamilton in search of Bald Eagles. En route, the destination was changed on the fly, the GPS was turned on, and a favourite location "Nanticoke" was punched in.
A little over an hour later, we were in the region, and already in awe over the number of predator birds visible in the area. The sun came out, setting the stage for what was to become a very memorable day of birding in Southern Ontario.
In the Haldimand/Nanticoke area, your best bet for birding is to head towards the lake, and Nanticoke power generation station, but all the while, keep your eyes sharp, there's an incredible mix of hawks and other predators to see!
This trip I brought my camera and zoom lens (of course), but I also managed to record some video along the way. The video camera isn't up to the calibre that my zoom lens and still-photos are, but there's something to be said for watching moving footage, I hope you enjoy!