I had a client meeting this morning in Orangeville so I decided to do a late afternoon hike just north of the Mono Cliffs park. It was a nice sunny and not too overly warm day.  Parking at the side of the road I had a nice conversation with a couple just finishing up their hike for the day. I was off to a rather late start at 2pm so I decided to only hike a small easy-going section. Heading up a small hill from the road the trail leads to large meadows.

Just Over the Hill

Leaving the fields behind I climbed over stile and had the pleasure of seeing for the first time ever a Bobolink. Now of course I didn’t have my super long lens so there was no way I was going to get any good shot since they were pretty skittish. This is one bird that you may need to set up camp for. Here is the closest I was able to get to one.

Bobolink

After spending some time trying to capture a photograph of this bird  I gave up and hiked down a short hill and into a forested area. There are some interesting trees along this path. One greets me as I turn a bend and another sits high at the top of the meadow.

Lonely

It was nice to have some great clouds in the sky today to keep more interest in my photographs.