A common loon swimming and diving for fish on the river.
A gaggle of Canada Geese and Goslings swimming in the river.
A mallard hen is taking her ducklings out for a swim in the river.
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.
Today we have seen a variety of ducks on the river.
A mother mallard and her duckling swimming down the river.
Here is a male wood duck swimming directly at me.
Female wood duck swimming on Mud Lake in Ottawa.
400mm 1/500 f6.3 ISO400
I found a few wood ducks swimming in Mud Lake. Here is a male and female pair.
460mm 1/250 f18 ISO1000
Cormorant numbers are 250-times historic population records. Each cormorant eats a minimum of one-pound of fish per day; in other words, it takes about three yellow perch to feed the cormorants’ voracious daily appetite. This cormorant was found in a group of three fishing in the Rideau River near Kemptville.
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 at 1/1600 second, the aperture was set to f7.1 and ISO was set to 640.
I also found a female wood duck at Mud Lake. Her colours are ...Read More
After a summer of looking for this guy, I finally found him swimming at Mud Lake in Ottawa. The wood duck is one of the most colourful ducks native to this area. This is the male wood duck with his bright colours. I took this photography with my Canon 7D camera and a 400 mm lens. The shutter speed was set to 1/800 second, the aperture was set to f5.6 and the ISO was set to 2000 to capture this low light photo.