The mother and her two young great blue herons share the nest.
The nests in the heron rookery are getting crowded these days as the young heron start to grow.
A red-winged blackbird in the wind perched on a branch.
Female heron watching over her eggs in the nest.
A wood duck swimming up the river.
A common loon swimming and fishing on the river.
An osprey landing on the nest with his wings spread open wide.
More species of ducks arriving on the river.
A great blue heron flying through the blue sky.
This is the first I have seen this type of duck in the river. I believe this is a ring-necked duck.
A raft of ducks on a log in the river.
Today we have seen a variety of ducks on the river.
Here is a pair of juvenile herons fighting over who gets to eat first, while mom sets of the branch waiting.
Here is a Great Blue Heron family perched on their nest in the rookery.
Here are a number of great blue herons in the rookery.
Lots of birds and other visitors at the bird feeder today.
Two Canadian Geese heading south to escape the snow.
Here are a male and a female wood ducks snuggled up close on a tree stump on the shores of Mud Lake in Ottawa.
600mm, 1/3200 second, f6.3, ISO1600
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.
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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