Saturday, 23 March 2013

Camera Critters: birds and ice, down memory lane

I love the changing seasons. These photos show the ice going out, with the wonderful birds returned for spring. The first are the mergansers.  The Canada Geese were never far behind.

Life on a Muskoka shoreline! (May, 2010)
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 I told many stories about Eddie and Eva (e.g., SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2009 "It's your fault", a story about a snowy day!) This was a pair who returned all four years we lived there year-round. (April 2006 - September 2010). They returned with offspring and had happy times.


 But seeing them each spring, mostly before the ice had gone fully, was exciting. You knew that spring was fully on its way!

Eddie stretches his wings
Longtime readers will remember
Eddie, Eva, and the battle of lonesome Charlie!




Eddie & Eva on the ice in front of our home

Rain, snow, sleet or hail, this was a rainy day


14 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the geese. Love the wings open shot! Have a happy weekend!

Nancy Claeys said...

How wonderful to have this family return year after year. So sweet!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful captures - I especially love Eddie preening.

We have several flocks of geese that winter over around here but it's finally nice enough that we're now seeing them drifting around in the tidal inlets.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos of one of my favorite birds!

Genie Robinson said...

Jennifer,..I love the way to bring the birds to life as real friends. We do that with our visitors. I would love how you set up your blog. I love the way you have the pictures all across the page. I see we both use Blogspot so maybe you could give me a suggestion. Have a wonderful weekend. Hope you all are warmer than here in VA. I am FREEZING. genie

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome series! Love the shots of the goose with his wings open.

Kerri said...

Great series!

Mama Zen said...

The geese are so pretty!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Spring is slowly springing around here. It is wet and cold (for here).

I love how you are in tune with what is going on around you.

Red said...

Now you're making me upset with your report of spring! and you sound so happy about it. I don't know why?

Dana said...

Beautiful birds! I love that picture taken in May 2010—such a sweet family!

Linda Hoye said...

I love your photographs! I've been trying to get some good shots of Canada geese for a while now.

Judy said...

I love the image of the gees on the ice floes!! And the crow? reflected in the water!!

Miss Kodee said...

What great captures of the wide wing spans. Spring? Is it? Too much snow still here in Ontario!

~ Debbie
Beyond the Dog Dish