Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saw-whets Under The Perigee Moon

Last night we went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park to view and photograph the full moon. We had heard that this would be the largest full moon in the last 20 years, and we were not disappointed. As it rose over the Salish Sea to the east, it was as big and orange and grand as any moon I've ever seen. Just as it rolled up over the top of Winchelsea Island, a Northern Saw-whet Owl began calling in the Douglas fir forest behind us, and another answered a hundred meters down the beach. It doesn't get any better than that.

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