Other photography ideas... The semi-local ones...
#1 - photograph some Great Gray Owls ! They're around this winter, but fairly slim pickings it seems (combined with the effort to generally keep the info secret from photographers in general)...
I'm not really that happy with my GGOW shots these days, and they're a mega-charismatic species that is very high on the list of popular birds to see photographs of... I could potentially take a random trip or two and try to get some... Some locations:
Ottawa - probably won't go there, to avoid the photog's
Algonquin - probably won't go there - to avoid Algonquin
Somewhere else close-ish? - The Bruce or Orillia area? - not sure if there are any/many in these areas however...
Further north - up hwy 11 towards Temiskaming and north (towards Cochrane?) - already been there, but not for GGOW's..
Thunder Bay - seems like a sweet bet.. With all the Boreal and GGOW's in Minn recently, they'd be hard to miss.. The only problem is Thunder Bay is rather far away in its own right... I'm not sure if I'd be willing to drive or fly there?
Anyways... Another idea... Will post another tomorrow...
NAO goes negative, that means we get east winds!
Remember last wither with a crazy positive NAO? All we had were W and SW winds for months on end.. Now that it's going negative, look at the change:
|NW 20km/h||E 25km/h||SW 20km/h||W 20km/h||W 10km/h||E 25km/h|
Winds for Burlington:
21 NW 20
22 E 25
23 SW 20
24 W 20
25 W 10
26 E 25
Negative NAO seems to put our weather in a state of flux, with low pressure systems spinning past us every so many days....
But what does it mean!??! Not much right now...
Here's a cool gif showing the declince in Arctic Sea Ice: