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Crowded in the Nest

The mother and her two young great blue herons share the nest.

Crowded in the Nest

Crowded in the Nest

Young Herons are Growing in the Rookery

The nests in the heron rookery are getting crowded these days as the young heron start to grow.

Young Herons in Rookery

Young Herons in Rookery

Don't Ruffle My Feathers

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

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

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

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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Ducks of a Log

A raft of ducks on a log in the river.

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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

Juvenile Herons Fighting Over Who Eats First

Here is a pair of juvenile herons fighting over who gets to eat first, while mom sets of the branch waiting.

Juvenile Herons Fighting Over Who Eats First

Juvenile Herons Fighting Over Who Eats First

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

Busy at the Feeder

Lots of birds and other visitors at the bird feeder today.

Busy at the Feeder

Busy at the Feeder

Which Way is South?

Two Canadian Geese heading south to escape the snow. 

Which Way is South?

Which Way is South?

Wood Duck Love

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

Wood Duck Love

Wood Duck Love

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!