Another drama is unfolding on the south shore in Hamilton Bay. A number of deer (6-8) ran out on the ice and then hit a large patch of late freezing perfectly smooth ice. They seem unable to get back on their hooves. The ice is questionable or I’d slide them off. I skated out to the loon location…a 3 metre circle of newly formed ice. No feathers but my guess is that the eagles plucked them from the water and flew away with them.

Location: Stony Lake
Observer: Rob Welsh

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.