birdphotography

Loon Fishing

A common loon fishing on the river.

Loon Fishing

Loon Fishing

Don't Ruffle My Feathers

A red-winged blackbird in the wind perched on a branch.

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

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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Loon Fishing

A common loon swimming and fishing on the river.

Common Loon

Common Loon

Osprey Wings

An osprey landing on the nest with his wings spread open wide.

Osprey Wings

Osprey Wings

More Species of Ducks

More species of ducks arriving on the river.

Bufflehead Ducks

Bufflehead Ducks

Common Merganser Ducks

Common Merganser Ducks

Red-winged Blackbird

A red-wing black bird perched on a tree.

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Great Blue Heron in Flight

A great blue heron flying through the blue sky.

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Ring-necked Duck

This is the first I have seen this type of duck in the river. I believe this is a ring-necked duck.

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Spring Visiting Ducks

Today we have seen a variety of ducks on the river.

Tern?

Tern?

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

Goldeneye

Goldeneye

Green Heron

Green heron catches breakfast!

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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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Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Here is a male mallard sitting on my dock enjoying the summer sun.

Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Heron Family on the Nest

Here is a Great Blue Heron family perched on their nest in the rookery.

Heron Family on the Nest

Heron Family on the Nest

Great Blue Heron Rookery

Here are a number of great blue herons in the rookery.

Great Blue Heron Rookery

Great Blue Heron Rookery

Male Heron Returning to the Nest

A male heron returning to the nest with a twig to help complete the nest.

Male Heron Returning to the Nest

Male Heron Returning to the Nest

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Here is a male osprey perched in a tree on the river bank scanning the water for fish to eat.

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Osprey Scanning for Fish