Monday, January 17, 2011

Port Darlington/ My World

Bird watching on the north shore of Lake Ontario

It was a cold day but these birders were bundled in warm clothing, excited because they could see common mergansers and some bufflehead ducks in the distance.

 The A marks where Port Darlington is located

Looking southeasterly the sky looked bluer

Canada geese and mallards were close to the beach and five swans (I can see only one in this photo)  patrolled the waters a bit further out.


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45 comments:

Birdman said...

They must REALLY love birds. brrrrrrrr!

Farmchick said...

They are serious about their craft to be out in that cold! I love the swan.

Leif Hagen said...

I wonder if they brought along bread crumbs? Great winter photo along the water's edge!

Kathy said...

I would be jumping around to stay warm and all that jumping would scare all the birds away! Thanks for the map perspective.

Jacob said...

Oh good grief! Don't those dumb birds know enough to come south like other Ontarions? Sheesh!

Fun pitchers, though!

Never did understand people who go out to watch birds without a camera. Some part of their brain must be missing! ;-)

Y. Ikeda said...

The first photo is amazing. LOTS of birds there! It's as crowded as Tokyo Metro.

Randy said...

Nice shots. I have never seen so many ducks in one place before. How fun!

Carver said...

Looks like a cold but pleasant day for bird watching.

Leora said...

Very devoted bird watchers! That would make a great painting, with the 3 figures in the winter landscape.

Randi said...

Lovely shots of a beautiful view. Thanks for the map!

VP said...

I guess they are more used to that cold than me...

Sylvia K said...

What terrific captures! They look like they're having a great time in spite of the cold -- and it does look COLD! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Marie said...

Lovely post. I don´t know so much about birds but I do love them, there songs and life in my garden.

Babooshka said...

Photography and bird watching do go hand in hand. Lovely scenes viewed from the comfort of my warm lounge.

ewok1993 said...

I like seeing passionate people like these birders enjoying their "passion".

Ebie said...

Lots of birds for photography. They sure have those big "bird" lens.

It looks freezingly cold.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I magnified the top photo. That is some lens they are looking through. Great photos.

Rose said...

Looks colder there than here....and I thought it was cold enough here.

Reader Wil said...

How wonderful to see all those birds. We have a lot of mallards, coots and swans over here.At this time of the year they flock together begging for food.

Karen said...

Terrific shots. Very dedicated bird watchers, I do most of my watching from my window.

Gary said...

Many times I've stood on the shores of that Lake in the winter. Good photo. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Gaelyn said...

Looks a bit cold out for birding. I'm either an fair weather or window birder.

aka Penelope said...

Delightful captures! Oh … to have feathers like these birds to stay warm all winter!

Starnitesky said...

It looks really cold, thanks for the map it is interesting to see where the photos were taken. It looks like the sort of place I would like to visit.

NatureFootstep said...

in a month they might start coming back to Sweden. That feels good. The lake looks great now. :)

Carol said...

Looks like a really cold day on the lake! Nice shots.

Ann said...

watched on TV, Gordon ramsey went to shoot Canadian geese.

Viola said...

Bird watching is always so interesting! Wonderful photo, this one and the one below!
Today I've enjoyed a walk in the sunshine and the snow, lovely!
Have nice days! :)

George said...

The birders are almost as interesting as the birds they're watching. I'm not sure I would be out there on such a cold day.

Al said...

Cold, but very beautiful and I'm sure worth being outside to see that!

Kay L. Davies said...

Dedicated birdwatching, and dedicated birdwatcher-watching, too.
Nice shots.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lisa RedWillow said...

This is georgeous. What a place to see and to think this part of Canada will not see the geese come home for a three more months.
Lovely Lovely post.

Martha Z said...

There were plenty of birds to watch but I thought they were supposed to fly south in the winter. They didn't get very far.

T. Becque said...

This looks cold! But pretty too!

James said...

That is a lot of birds to watch!
Cool shots!

ladyfi said...

How very serene! And you still have open water... Ours is all iced over.

BraCom (Bram) said...

looks very cold, nice photos

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Small City Scenes said...

Happy day at the beach for these guys. I'll wait until summer. MB

Cecilia Artista said...

It must have been a wonderful day!
Beautiful shots!

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing post, lucky people there are enjoying this precious place!
Hugs
Léia

anthony-samson said...

lovely shots,

Lesley said...

True birders are a hardy lot. I am not one of them.

kaye said...

love the composition on that first one. And what fun photos of the birds and the bird watchers.

Becky and Gary said...

Good thing there is some open water. It makes for great birdwatching.
B.

Jessica said...

Brrrr! this picture makes me want to bundle up! Very nice. If you have the time, stop by my page at www.adventureswithjessica.blogspot.com and check things out. New followers are always welcome :) Thanks!

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