|A few shots of the fox at Algonquin.|
|Pretty male fox.|
|Beaver enjoying the branch with leaves|
|Saw many snapping turtles|
|Fantastic weekend away with the ladies.|
|A thrill of a lifetime was watching these two american bitterns fighting in the marsh. |
Thanks to the great spotting by Sarrah the pair fought right in front of us.
Prior to this I had seen 3 bitterns only.
|This is soooooo cool. Look at head and feet.|
|One of the bitterns in flight.|
|One of two moose seen on the girls weekend away. |
This first shot was taken with my 400mm lens. All I could get was the antlers. Notice the viens in earls and the eye lashes.
|A majestic bull moose|
|Moose in mud|
|This was the first moose we saw. Can you find him in the bushes.|
|Feed me Dad|
A thrill to sit in car and watch the newly fledged red-winged black bird being fed.
|Down the hatch|
|Love the marking and face.|
|The parent was always close by|
|This past winter was very hard on owls. This barn owl was found starving and quite thin. Rescued by The Owl Foundation he was assessed and treated. Finally he was ready to be released back in the wild.|
|Wellness Check. Check the flight feathers and tail feathers by TOF|
|Wing check and photo for ID|
|Annick at TOF continues wellness check.|
|So excited to hold owl while being banded|
|Finally the big moment of release. Annick and Jack stood and Annick opened her hands. The barn owl flew then gave us a wonderful circle over our heads. Then was gone. Time dusk.|
|A little wink|
|And away he goes|
|Last sighting of the owl.|
|Shared this great day with Annick and Jack of the Owl Foundation and Chris M volunteer.|
To end this great day Chris and I were asked to release a Eastern Screech Owl.
No photos as it was after 10pm.
This is one of the best release of all.
Good luck Barn Owl.