A couple of weeks ago, I was riding by Swan Lake in the afternoon and happened to notice a River Otter (Lontra canadensis) resting on the ice beside a hole near the open water at the outlet. I stopped and took several photos as it went in and out of the water, swimming under the … Read more
Rowan waited paitently (in vain, as it turned out) for Pine Siskins to come back and land near her to eat bird food on the ground.
Sunday: I went for a relatively short walk up Indian River Valley today. I did not have a lot of time, and walked up to the bench muskeg. After sitting on the bench for a bit, I decided to make my way to the big pine muskeg. The snow was still fairly deep in places, … Read more
This gull is another mixed bag of characters. Once again, I had difficulty getting photos of this bird with other individuals of more obvious identity. Unfortunately, I was also unable to get a straight profile shot. That said, my impression was that the size of this bird seemed consistent with what I consider normal for … Read more