Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Nature Soaring Red-Tailed Hawk Over St. Andrew's Valley

Soaring Red-Tailed Hawk Over St. Andrew’s Valley

Soaring Red-Tailed Hawk over St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Club. Enjoy the snow because it is not going to last. Spring in Aurora is in fact around the corner. I know that for those driving everyday snow storm is not something you call a fun. I know how it is for myself; I drove long distances before. The snow storm is something we would rather not have. But, this winter I did miss the snow and I missed the sun and the blue skies.

St. Andrew's Valley

There is always unexpected turn though. However, I do believe to make best of unexpected. I cannot emphasize enough that last Friday was a beautiful day! Warm sun, blue skies and the snow, something I have been craving all winter. It came late this year. Some migrating birds are already here. Seeing an American Robin the other day was actually a surprise. The Canada Geese, they are unpredictable. They sometimes leave and sometimes they stay for the winter.

My walking destination on Friday was to visit the Aurora Community Arboretum. I made a small pit stop near St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Club parking lot to take some landscape photographs. Then the trouble started. I went back to the car. The key would not turn. After exchanging few ‘appropriate‘ words with the car only, the car still would not budge.

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” ~ Hal Borland

Perhaps the car issue was related to the recall I have been notified of. I Googled my car problem. Piece of advice DON’T.

Well, after all there was no issue with the car. Just a steering wheel was in the locked mode. And after all there is a SMALL difference between ‘shake the steering wheel,’ and ‘turn the wheel side to side.’

After that no more adventures I thought, but I did venture out on the trail at St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Club. The rolling hills, bare trees, frozen ponds, wildlife and left behind footsteps made Friday walk intriguing. It was beautiful out there. It was hard to walk but every foot of crossed snow was really worth stepping into.

St. Andrew's Valley

I heard some swooshing noise in addition to Chickadees and Red Cardinal. It was the Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) that swooshed over my head up towards the blue sky and stayed there for a while. Eventually he flew away just like they always do.

Anna Lozyk Romeo
Aurora, ON

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