Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1/Nature Notes

Ice on Cook's Bay at Keswick, Ontario

Ice fishers have set up huts on Cook's Bay (part of Lake Simcoe) and apparently it's safe enough for cars and all-terrain vehicles where the water isn't very deep.  But gulls and pigeons are sticking to the air and the ice on the shore because they can see open water and floating ice just a few miles north on the same lake. It's cold but NOT cold enough for really thick ice.

And a special thank you to Juliet at Crafty Green Poet who tells me I have won a giveaway on her blog - a kit to make fat cakes for garden birds. I'm very excited!  And I know the local birds will LOVE it. Thanks, Juliet!

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21 comments:

Jill said...

The photos of all of the birds just took my breath away!

Congratulations on your win! How fun!

Giga said...

Podziwiam rybaków, przecież jest zimno, chociaż dlatego bezpiecznie, bo lód jest gruby. Mewy szczęśliwe, bo ktoś im zrobił dziurę w lodzie i może coś wyłowią . Pozdrawiam. *** I admire the fishermen, after all, it's cold, though so safely, because the ice is thick. Seagulls happy because someone made ​​a hole in the ice and maybe something will grab. Yours.

Leora said...

Lots of real winter here! And the birds are loving it. We have spring, again. Sigh.

see you there! said...

I'm with the birds, no walking on the ice for me.

Darla

Lowell said...

Congrats on your fat cakes kit! It's always nice to be recognized. Ice fishing does not look like fun to me but I do like your bird photos! Excellent.

Sandra said...

I love the pigeon dance/flight/ballet in the top right corner. amazing

Gunn said...

That looks COLD, and very NICE.
I like the way you have put the photos together to a winter image! keep warm and enjoy the season!

Susan said...

Love the collage. It's beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

a great, cold collage!

Paul in Powell River said...

Ugh, I can almost feel that cold!

Stephanie said...

Very nice collage.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

We are calling the month we just finished "Junuary" because it is so warm.

Still your area is lots colder than here.

Zosia said...

Modern world creeping everywhere - tents instead of ice fishing wooden huts. BTW the red tent looks like a face. A seal? A walrus?

Michelle said...

Great shots.

NixBlog said...

Brrrrrrr! Looks so cold. A pleasant 20˚C in Melbourne at the present time.

Rambling Woods said...

Congrats..the birds won too.. You have a lot more snow and ice than we do. We had our Winter Festival on the grass..amazing winter so far.. The ice fisherman here are not happy...Have a great week EG...Michelle

Rebecca said...

That looks like fun. One way to add color to a wintry day!

eileeninmd said...

It does look cold there, I can not imagine driving on a lake that is iced over. Great shots of the gulls. Stay warm and have a great weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

great nature shots. :) As a birder I really appreaciate the birdshots. :)

Celeste said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Beautiful bird photos but my it looks chilly!

jewaicious said...

How lovely and stunning. Your photographs are incredible, always.

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