wildlife

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

Loon Fishing

A common loon fishing on the river.

Loon Fishing

Loon Fishing

Osprey Wings

An osprey landing on the nest with his wings spread open wide.

Osprey Wings

Osprey Wings

Red-winged Blackbird

A red-wing black bird perched on a tree.

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Ducks of a Log

A raft of ducks on a log in the river.

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Great Blue Heron

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.

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Snowy Owl in Flight

Snowy owl hunting for breakfast in a snowy field near Ottawa, Canada.

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Fawn on the Run

Here is a baby fawn white-tailed deer running to caught up with mother.

Fawn on the Run

Fawn on the Run

Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Here is a male mallard sitting on my dock enjoying the summer sun.

Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Enjoying the Summer Sun!

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

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Here is a male osprey perched in a tree on the river bank scanning the water for fish to eat.

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Finally Sun!

Here are four turtles taking in the sun at Mud Lake.

Finally Sun!

Finally Sun!

Great Blue Heron Nesting

Here is a female great blue heron in the rookery rearranging her nest to sit on the eggs.

Great Blue Heron Nesting 

Great Blue Heron Nesting 

Busy at the Feeder

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

Busy at the Feeder

Busy at the Feeder

Buck Deer in the Snow

Here is a buck deer I caught in a snow storm.  He is checking me out.

Buck Deer in the Snow

Buck Deer in the Snow

Winter Porcupine

Here is a winter porcupine in the woods looking for food.

Winter Porcupine

Winter Porcupine

Buck Deer in the Snowstorm

This is my favourite photo with a white-tailed buck deer standing is a snowstorm.

Buck Deer in the Snowstorm

Buck Deer in the Snowstorm