A common loon fishing on the river.
A mallard hen takes her 11 ducklings out for a swim.
A wood duck swimming up the river.
A common loon swimming and fishing on the river.
More species of ducks arriving on the river.
This is the first I have seen this type of duck in the river. I believe this is a ring-necked duck.
A cormorant using her feet to gain enough speed to takeoff.
Today we have seen a variety of ducks on the river.
Green heron catches breakfast!
A mother mallard and her duckling swimming down the river.
Thousands to Canada geese landed on the frozen river behind my house last night.
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.
Here is a male wood duck swimming directly at me.
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 you can see an example of the Great Blue Heron catching his lunch. Heron's are great fishermen, they stand in the shallow waters for 5, 10 and sometimes 20 minutes perfectly still waiting for a fish to come close enough to strike and in an instant they are in the water catching their lunch. These photographs where taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a 400mm lens. The shutter speed was set at 1/1000 second, the aperture was set at F5.6 and the ISO is set to 400.
If you look real carefully along the shores of the Rideau River you might be lucky to find a Green Heron fishing and if you are luckier he may catch a fish. These small herons are native to this area, however they are hard to see, being significantly smaller then the Great Blue Heron and have a feather colouring and pattern that blends into the foliage along the river bank. This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D camera and a 400 mm lens. The shutter speed was set at 1/2000 second, the aperture set at f8 and the ISO was set to 800.
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