Recently, Ken Burrell and I have been doing a driving route at lunch to help break up the day and see what birds might be found around our office in Waterloo. So far, the highlights have been a Merlin, a White-throated Sparrow and today we had a male Pileated Woodpecker and a pair of Bald Eagles returning to their nest near the Conestogo River. We are almost up to 30 species in just a few days of surveys and the route certainly has potential as a Snowy Egret was seen here just this past summer! It's fun to pick a spot and bird consistently to see what you can turn up, it doesn't matter if it is Point Pelee or your own backyard, consistency is the key!
I managed to snap a few distant shots of the Pileated Woodpecker through some brush and one of the Bald Eagles.