Thursday 25 August 2011


Yesterday's goose photo described it as being a cross between a Canada goose and a white faced goose. The Birder's forum that Gordon uses to identify birds says it is  a feral Greylag (barnyard) goose.

After my research yesterday on the cause of my headaches, I remained off dates since yesterday morning. Today the pressure behind my eyes is gone although my eyes are tired. Hopefully I've solved my own problem. I should know that most of my physical problems are food related!

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Egrets in Ottawa!

We had to go to Ottawa today for an eye appointment for me. I've been having really bad headaches for about three weeks almost migraine like.

So, we went early. We had heard that there had been Great White Egrets at Andrew Haydon Park and Mud Lake. And they were right!

Here are the ones at Andrew Haydon, actually there were three.

It's so exciting to finally see egrets up here! We haven't seen these beautiful birds since early spring 2009 at the Texas Gulf Coast.

On to Mud Lake. The ones we spotted there were too far away to get any good photos and it started to rain so we didn't try to get closer but I think there were at least three there. I sure hope they keep coming back!

While there we saw this different looking goose. Gordon thinks it's a cross between a Canada goose and a white-faced goose. It was quite comical.

Looks like it's doing the Texas two step!

The eye doctor checked me thoroughly and couldn't find anything that would cause my headaches. He suggested I contact my family doctor so that's next on the list.

In the meantime I did some research. I've been eating a lot of dates in the form of purchased larabars and home made ones and apparently that's a migraine trigger! Another possibility is a sinus infection but right now I'm thinking it's the dates. Larabars have become quite a treat for me.