l have been a part of a few successful wildlife rescues and educate people on wildlife and environmental issues. We have helped in issues to save wetlands, woodlands etc.to save the precious life within. It is well worth the effort. We can all learn to live and work together. Education is the key. In 2011 I won an education award from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for the work and photography I do. Habitat is fast disappearing and with it, many species are also declining in numbers. So many species can actually tell us the health of our environment and alert us to problems we need to know about. They all need to be protected.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Raccoon Babies,Minesing,2008

 This was the second family of 3 little ones we saw yesterday.One of the siblings decided it was time to go across to the safety of the pine trees while these 2 watched on. Well one anyways. Cute!!
The 3 of them checking us out.Or should l say 2,one was really trying to hide there by it's sibling.
Time to move on,this one little one was really hunkered into it's sibling. Like maybe they can't see me!!
Precious moments. The weather is so strange this year that these 3 and the other 3 elsewhere in our journeys today have come out of hibernation. This puts them at so much risk. Humans,eagles,great horned owls.  All of which minesing have along with those open fields that go on forever. Hopefully as today's temps dropped drastically ,they have all found a safe haven and gone back to sleep!!

Trumpeter Swans,Glengarry LAnding Rd,Minesing,2008

  The rivers are flooded all over making it prime for these birds and others to hang around. While only one of the 3 swans were tagged,they seemed very close to one another. 
The snow on this day made for wonderful winter photos of the swans.
As you can see they were quite at home in this flooded river.

Red Tail Hawk,Minesing,2008

 This really shows how these birds camouflage into their surroundings. This hawk was quietly tucked into the trees during the heavy snow.  Although l can't see a darn thing without my glasses l can pick an owl or a hawk out for miles. 

Rough Legged Hawk,Minesing,2008

 On Con. 2 just out of Brentwood,Minesing area we came across this beautiful rough legged hawk. l got out at the bridge to photo him. An d he flew as these hawks are not to patient with us photographers .These photos are great in showing the beauty of this raptor. He really stood out and the snow just added to the beauty.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kayaking in the Holland River Marsh 2007

 Kayaking is the best way to get close to nature without disturbing them.  The life is endless and the beauty is unforgettable.
l could here this bird in amongst the rushes and could never get a look at it. l started calling back to it as we got closer. It got so curious thinking l was another of it's kind that it finally made a brief appearance. l had to be fast to snap off a few good photos.  It was a marsh wren.  We also heard an american bittern, but although we got very close,we never saw it.

Coyotes in Minesing 2008

 This lonely coyote was looking for food around some feeders.She stopped to check us out. We were pulled over at the side of the road watching her.
The snow was deep last winter in Minesing and it was tough for these animals to find food.
A beautiful pose for the camera.
No luck at the feeder this time. She moved on into the open fields.

Hawks 2008

 We spend alot of our time as nature photographers in Minesing Wetlands.  It is a totally amazing place. This immature Red Tail Hawk sat there on this fence post while we stopped the car at a distance and slowly got out to photograph it. Something they rarely do.!An adult Red Tail Hawk in flight.
An immature Red tail hawk after a meal.
Sharp Shinned Hawk in Bradford.
Same sharp shinned hawk.

Common Loon pair at Six Mile Lake,2008

 While getting ready to go kayaking ,we were very fortunate to have spotted these 2 loons swimming in our direction. It was a foggy morning and the lake was still. We sat quietly on the dock holding our kayaks with our feet. The 2 loons swam towards us and stopped just out from the dock to do a bit of preening.
They were quite undisturbed by our presence there. l spoke softly to the loons as they sat there doing their morning ritual.
The cameras were clicking uncontrollably while the moment was there. 
We looked into each others eyes and the loons knew they were being admired by these 2 humans with these strange things in their hands. They didn't mind. They sat there posing for Jeff & l for quite a few min.  Then as quietly as they came,they left. Off into the back bay. Time to fish now. We got into our kayaks and bid them fair well as we passed by them and continued on our morning journey. What a morning it was.

White Tail Young Buck Nov.2008

This young buck was thoroughly enjoying something sweet & juicy. He was not bothered by us being pulled over at the road side. Although l was very still.

Boy whatever it was it was REAL good!!
Still enjoying.
Oh boy is that good!! This was a wonderful photo opportunity. He finally finished and wandered on back into the bush. With a very satisfied tummy.

Blue Jays

 These blue jays give the feeders alot of color as well. Although they are big eaters and do take over your feeder,these birds are beautiful to view and very comical as well. 

A little wind blown.

Cardinals in the wind,Big Bay Point,Innisfil.2008

 Female Cardinal at the feeder during a wind storm.Male cardinal feeding.
This male almost got blown right off the feeder. It was a real struggle to stay on there.
Wind swept and snowy.
Winter storms make the cardinals feed more.  They are a site to behold!

Raccoon family,Big Bay Point,Innisfil,2008

This family were regular visitors in our yard last spring. Babies sure gave Momma a run for her money.
They hung out in the back trees and napped in the heat of the day.
Seems as though this little one was certainly having a hard time staying awake.
Peek a boo around the tree.
Sneaking in the yard to check out the feeders.