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Red-winged Blackbird

A red-wing black bird perched on a tree.

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Busy at the Feeder

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

Busy at the Feeder

Busy at the Feeder

Blue Jay on a Rainy Day

A blue jay standing on my deck searching for food on a rainy day.

Blue Jay on a Rainy Day

Blue Jay on a Rainy Day

Snowy Owl Sleeping

Here is a snowy owl sleeping high on a pole in the middle of a field on a cold winter morning.

Who are You!

White-tailed deer buck searching for food, spots me and gives me the look.

Who are You!

Who are You!

Great Blue Heron Takes Flight

A great blue heron takes a flight down the river to find a new fishing spot.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 335 mm. The shutter speed was set at 1/1600 second, the aperture was set at f7.1 and the ISO was set at 2500.

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Cardinal Perched on a Branch

I found this cardinal perched on a branch in a tree in my back yard.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 325 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/640 second, the aperture was set to f5.6 and the ISO was set to 250.

Cardinal Perched on a Branch

Cardinal Perched on a Branch

Great Blue Heron Sleeping

Here is a great blue blue grabbing a quick nap perched on one leg on a log on the banks of the Jock River in Ottawa.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 500 mm.  The shutter speed with set at 1/1000 second, aperture was set at f9.0 and the ISO was set at 500.

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Great Blue Heron Sleeping

Great Blue Heron Sleeping

Baby Wood Duck

Here is a photograph of a young wood duck chick swimming in the lake. I found a family of wood ducks at Mud Lake yesterday.  There was a mother and five ducklings swimming in the lake.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm. The shutter speed was set to 1/500 (IS), the aperture was set at f11 and the ISO was set at 500.

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Baby Wood Duck

Baby Wood Duck

Bath Time!

Canada goose taking her morning bath in Mud Lake, Ottawa.  These photographs were taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/640 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and an ISO of 1250.

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HAPPY CANADA DAY to ALL!

Canada Goose Bath Time  1

Canada Goose Bath Time  1

Canada Goose Bath Time 2

Canada Goose Bath Time 2

Pair of Wood Ducks

Here is a pair of wood ducks swimming on the Lake.  These colourful ducks are found in the lakes, streams and rivers of the area.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Canon 70-300 mm lens set at 300 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/800 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set at 640.

Pair of Wood Ducks

Pair of Wood Ducks

First Female Osprey of the Year!

Early this morning I found a female and male near their nest.  Here is my first photograph this year of a female osprey perched in a tree surveying her territory.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/1000 second, the aperture was set at f8.0 and the ISO was set at 400.

Female Osprey Perched on a Branch

Female Osprey Perched on a Branch

Female Osprey

Mallards

The mallards have returned to the area for a couple of weeks now.  They are now pairing up for mating and soon we will see little ducklings all over the place.

Drake Mallard

Drake Mallard

Hen Mallard

Hen Mallard