On my way to Carleton U this morning at 9am on the O-Train I saw a large falcon perched on a tree just before the CU Station. It was on a low branch. When I left the train I walked back on the sidewalk to take his picture. He remained sitting there, surveying the snow-filled cut as the track ascends out of the Dow’s Lake tunnel to the Carleton Station. He didn’t budge as the northbord O-Train went by just a few feet from his head, so I’ll chalk that up as another reason to support LRTs and O-Trains: low disturbance of wildlife.
My lesson from all this: you gotta charge your digital camera battery often. Who’d have guessed?