What a beautiful day it was today, and high time I might add. First things first... When I was searching for info on my previous post about the CF-18 fighter jet and the Buffalo SAR, I learned from this site
that a CP-140 Aurora aircraft will make a flyby of these locations to mark the Battle of the Atlantic parades and ceremonies, on Sunday, May 6. The CP-140, from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron, will conduct a flyby of these ceremonies at a height of 500 feet at approximately 11:20 a.m. over Parksville and at 1:25 p.m. over the Comox Marina Battle of the Atlantic Memorial.I also found an interesting article on the CP-140 Aurora here and a youtube video which I also enjoyed. With that in mind, off I went... My vantage point - Aurora aircraft in the distance:
I have made a slideshow of some of the photos I took! In one of the photos you may spot a Blue Heron making a flyby and I was able to get the aircraft and heron in the same photo.
Once I returned home, I decided to cut the front lawn. It has been so wet for so long, that it was in dire need of a haircut. After a little breather and a visit from Quigley...I cut the back lawn. Everything looks much tidier. Tomorrow, the forecast is for another sunny day! Yahoo!
I decided to put a chair outside in the front garden and sit there quietly and wait to see if Quigley would return to the feeder. Quigley was a little tentative at first, but did decide to get into his acrobatic routine...and to go about the business of finishing off some more food.
On one of the upside down photos, an orange glint caught my eye. In an editing program, I flipped him right side up and this is what he looked like.
Back to google for some info on squirrel teeth...and from this site:
Squirrels have excellent senses of smell, vision and hearing...Their powerful jaws and teeth include four very sharp incisors that grow continually. The teeth of tree squirrels turn an orange color at approximately 4-5 months of age.
Looking up, I could see fresh unfurling leaves of the Red Oak enjoying a sunbath...
A most interestingly busy and enjoyable day ~ I have been ready for this weather!