Week of October 17th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23
High 13 12 21 18 17 9 10
Low 8 6 6 12 1 3 2

Walking down the beach was a little depressing this week. I kept coming across dead birds along the shore with no explanation. Apparently this has been happening the past few weeks across Georgian Bay – see the article here.

Sunday, October 17th, 2021 – The water was spectacular this morning. Very high winds. Things were so loud it was difficult to carry on a conversation. I wouldn’t want to be out on Georgian Bay today! We walked down to Beach one along the water and retreated to trails protected by trees on the way back to get out of the wind.
Sunday, October 17th, 2021 – The water levels are clearly lower – last year there would have been no beach to walk on with these kinds of winds. One disturbing thing we saw were dozens of dead birds along the shore line. I’m not sure what happened overnight. I’ve noticed that when the winds are high birds often hunker down on the beach facing into the wind. I suspect they may have been vulnerable to predators approaching from downwind.
Monday, October 18, 2021 – this picture taken looking east across beach one.
Monday, October 18, 2021 – An evening walk. Taken at 57th street looking west/
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 – This time of year the seagulls are out in force! Taken heading east towards 50th street.
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 – It’s hard to get a picture of a turkey vulture in flight. These are large birds with a six foot wingspan.
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 – Looking west near Beach 6.
Thursday, October 21st, 2021 – Taken looking west from east of beach 6. Rain is coming in from the west.
Friday, October 22nd, 2021 – Looking west across the Beach 2 boardwalk.
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 – I managed to get close to two Turkey vultures sneaking up from downwind.
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 – A Turkey vulture perched on a volleyball post @ 18th street.
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 – I managed to catch the Turkey vulture in flight when I got a little too close.