Manotick

Mallard Hen and Ducklings

A mallard hen is taking her ducklings out for a swim in the river.

Mallard Hen and Ducklings

Mallard Hen and Ducklings

Loon Fishing

A common loon fishing on the river.

Loon Fishing

Loon Fishing

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

A mallard hen takes her 11 ducklings out for a swim.

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

Osprey Soaring

An osprey soaring through the blue sky.

Osprey Soaring

Osprey Soaring

Osprey Landing on Nest

A male osprey with wings spread wide landing on nest with female mate.

Osprey Landing on Nest

Osprey Landing on Nest

Heron Watching Over Eggs

Female heron watching over her eggs in the nest.

Female Heron Watching Over Eggs in Nest

Female Heron Watching Over Eggs in Nest

Wood Duck Swimming

A wood duck swimming up the river.

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Ducks of a Log

A raft of ducks on a log in the river.

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Cormorant Takeoff

A cormorant using her feet to gain enough speed to takeoff.

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Osprey's are Back

Osprey’s are soaring through the blue sky hunting for fish.

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Green Heron

Green heron catches breakfast!

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Mother and Duckling

A mother mallard and her duckling swimming down the river.

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Flying Osprey

An osprey soars through the blue sky.

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Great Blue Heron

Looking forward to the spring and the return of the the herons and other wildlife.
A great blue heron standing majestically on the shoreline of the Rideau River near Manotick, Ontario.

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Male Wood Duck Swimming

Here is a male wood duck swimming directly at me.

Male Wood Duck Swimming

Male Wood Duck Swimming

Ducks on a Log

I found this group of Ducks all hanging out on a log in the Rideau River.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm. The shutter speed was set to 1/1600 second, the aperture was set to f8 and the ISO was set to 6400.

Ducks on a Log

Ducks on a Log

Where is Lunch Mom!

Here are two young osprey telling mom they are hungry and want to eat now. This photograph was taken with a Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 lens with a 1.4x teleconverter giving a effective length of 840 mm. The shutter speed was set at 1/1000 second, the aperture was set at f9 and the ISO was set at 2500.

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Where is Lunch Mom!

Where is Lunch Mom!

Osprey Returns with Fish for Dinner

A male osprey flying back to the nest to feed his family with a fish for dinner.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 375 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/1250 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and an ISO was set at 320.

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Osprey with Fish

Osprey with Fish

Canada Geese Take-off for Canada Day!

A flock of Canada Geese take flight over the Rideau River!  This photograph was taken with my Canon Mark II camera and a Canon 400 mm lens.  The shutter speed was set at 1/4000 second, the aperture was set to f8.0 and ISO was set to 800.

Canada Geese Take Flight

Canada Geese Take Flight

Osprey Landing on Nest

Here is a male osprey returning to nest, wings spread wide to slow down for a landing.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 260 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/2000 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set to 500.

Osprey Landing on Nest

Osprey Landing on Nest