Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Great Egrets at Rouge Beach Sept 27 2011

Going down to the beach to see how many egrets are roosting in the trees I saw one of the egrets walking along the shore and light was just hitting him beautifully. He would take a couple of steps then get a fish. I was there yesterday from 5;30 to 7pm. By 7 there were 4 egrets in the roost.

Water Reflections Rouge Beach Sept 27 2011

Since going to Algonquin with Janice I have enjoyed looking for new shapes, colours in the water. Seeing a fish jump leaves a cool ring, waves change the pattern on the water.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rosetta McClain Hawk Watch Sept 25 2011

Adult and Juvenile Cooper Hawk in flight
Blue Jay that catches peanut. Pat threw up the peanut and I tried for over an hour to get a shot of it in the air. This was the only shot I was able to get.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Red Tailed Hawk

Rosetta McClain Gardens Raptor Watch - a few amazing sightings
Red Tailed Hawk - juveniles - 2 landed in the trees at the park .
Cooper Hawk
Osprey - juvenile
Sharp Shinned Hawk

Common Loon - a sad sight at Algonquin Park

On our last day at Algonquin Park we went to Peck Lake. A beautiful juvenile Common Loon was coming around the shore. We thought how amazing. Unfortunately it wasn't. The poor loon had fishing line all around his lower beak and holding his tongue down. A fishing hook was on his back with fishing line tangled all over him, including his neck. We called the Visitor Centre and asked for help. A warden came with a canoe but were not successful at capturing the loon. We are hoping that they will continue to try and help this stunning juvenile loon. These photos are meant to show what fishing line can do.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Osprey - Beautiful, Stunning Babies

I now totally understand why Janice loves these two young ospreys. Enjoy.

Red Fox at Algonquin Park Sept 2011

iJanice and I decided to hit the Algonquin trails very early in the morning. We were meeting Barry and Margaret at 6:45 am On a back road we saw this beautiful fox cross the dirt road. Stopping the car hoping to see him again we were surprised to see him come back to check us out. Shooting at ISO 3200 I didn't expect one shot to work. I am very pleased with these shots. Enjoy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ospreys - Juvenile Sept 2011

For months Janice has been watching a beautiful family of osprey. She invited me up to see them. Well they were stunning and viewing them at golden hour was a wonderful treat. Thanks for sharing Janice.

Spruce Grouse Male adult and juv , Great Blue Heron, Green Heron

While in Algonquin Park we saw two spruce grouse (adult Male and juvenile Male)
At Janice cottage and Algonquin Park many Great Blue Herons were seen.
Also at the cottage were 3 green herons.