Sunday, May 27, 2012

This is what the fox looked like when first captured.  Thanks to Toronto Wildlife Centre he was released back into the wild.

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Fox - Release on Sylvan Ave. May 2012

Thanks to neighbourhood Irene Toronto Wildlife Centre was called and were able to capture the Sylvan Ave Fox.  He had a terrible case of mange. 
Thank you Andrew and Chris for coming to the rescue.
Above Irene opens the door for the fox to be released back in the wild.
My thanks to Phil Lameira for taking the photos of the release.

He didn't waste any time

Off to neighbours house - gone

The fox came back twice to smell the ground and area.
Many of us sat on the deck and watched him come across the bluffs.
Since his release I have heard from all three neighbours that he has been around the yards.
Last night at 9pm he visited one neighbour.

Thank you to everyone who particpated.

Cerulean Warbler May 1, 2012

A stunning little warbler.
At Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Cerulean Warbler with Carol Lapointe.

See tail markings

Algonquin Park and the ride home May 14-16, 2012

Osprey family

Julie spotted two deer on the side of a hill

a Few more moose


Female Hummingbird

Algonquin a trip to remember


My mom, daughter Julie and behind them a moose

Julie shooting the mist over the water - 6am

Nana and Julie and another moose

Favourite shot

Julie - is now in love with my camera

Male hummingbird at the hotel

Julie watching moose

The last moose of the trip.  8am in morning.  We were on the road for home by 9:am

Mom and baby Moose May 15 at 6:30am

We got up at 5:45am so we would be on the road to look for moose at 6am.
This young moose was on the right side of the hill in full sun light.
Julie and I went out and started to take photos

Suddenly my mom started knocking on the car window and pointing to the side of the hill. Over the hill come the female moose

She went right up to the baby and they nuzzled.  This is a full frame shot. 

For over 1/2 hour we watched the moose stop and eat in the marsh, wander further down the road

And then into the bush.
We saw 6 total that morning.