Friday, February 21, 2014

Whitby Harbour

 Trumpeter swans

Last Monday when these photos were taken, most of the harbour at Whitby (on Lake Ontario) was surrounded by ice but the harbour itself  was either ice free or covered with a thin layer of ice.

The light on the west side of the harbour entrance

There's a snowy owl somewhere on those icy rocks, but I didn't see it.

Icicles on the east side of the harbour entrance


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55 comments:

Andy said...

The scene is beautiful but I'll be glad when it's gone.

Revrunner said...

Looking more like spring already. ;-)

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful birds!These pictures are wonderful, love to see the ice as detail in your first composition!
Happy Friday!
Léia

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi EG The shots are all great however that last one takes my breath away. Have a great weekend.

Buttons said...

Oh I have not seen any water on Lake Ontario for a long time:) Gorgeous photos. Hug B

aspiritofsimplicity said...

it does look beautiful doesn't it? Even though I am ready to see tiny flowers coming up out of the soil. We still have another month of winter here and expect we will get more snow and ice.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the icicles. very pretty. & cold too!! ( :

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A real winter wonderland, but right now I'm in the market for some spring sunshine.

Bill Nicholls said...

That is a lot of ice

KL said...

You mean to say that there was a lighthouse or any such big structures in the second picture? WOW! everything is completely gone but some mini-glaciers :-). Very lovely shots. Winter has its own beauty but I am ready for the summer.

William Kendall said...

Amazing shots. I will be the voice of dissent and say winter can stay.

Lowell said...

The snowy owl I can understand but the rest of those dumb birds outta by further south.

Beautiful pics, though! Of the snow. Let the icy waters flow!

LONDONLULU said...

So icily stunning, I especially love that view in the 2nd photo (and those scary icicles!)

Jeanne said...

Great shots and what "cold" beauty this is! Wish I could make out that snowy owl.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful reflections! love the 2nd shot!

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures, but it looks very cold !!

Karen said...

Terrific reflections. #2 is a gorgeous scene!

Sandra said...

amazing to me how those lovely swans can just float around in all that icy water... they are beautiful as is the ice....

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like the icicles.

Viera said...

What a beautiful photos...I love all of them...Amazing shots...

RedPat said...

These are Cold shots, EG! It's very messy here today with so much water around and still a lot of snow so there are puddles everywhere.

Adrienne said...

Crazy beautiful! I especially love that icicle shot!

Claire said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fab Friday :)

Gail Dixon said...

I always feel sorry for the birds and waterfowl when it's this cold. Wish you could've seen that owl! Keep looking and report back, okay? :)

Stuart said...

Wonderful shots !

Lew said...

Nice to see the swans swimming instead of sliding! Spring flowers soon I hope!

Malyss said...

Taht's so impressive and beautiful!

Small City Scenes said...

Great pics of the Trumpeter Swan. We seldom see them in the water here---just playing in the muddy fields. Well not really playing t parts of the country. MBthey are eating.
I didn't see the Owl either. Love the icicle pic.

Answer to you question: the eagles are not laying eggs yet but supposedly these Eagles come back to the same nest every year (resident Eagles) and they mate now and probable lay eggs by March at the latest. It is different in different parts of the country.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

It makes such a difference if the sun is shining.

Laura said...

What a wonderful series!

Jette Hollesen said...

Hej my blogfrind

Very nice vinterfotos. The refektions and the light is so
fine. Great shots!

JetteMajken

Carver said...

I love the icy reflections and great shots of the swans.

Giga said...

Widzę, że zima nie chce od was odejść. Widoki są jednak piękne. Pozdrawiam.
I see that winter does not want to go away from you. However, the views are beautiful. Yours.

cieldequimper said...

I love the light and icicles!

'Tsuki said...

Wow ! Those swanns have so much more courage than me !!! I would never go in a water so cold, even with feathers to protect me !

NatureFootstep said...

that´s a swan we never see in Sweden. I´ts a great one. :) Love the ice images even if it is way to much to be good.

Ruth Kelly said...

I love your icicles reflections. Great shot.

Birdman said...

There no 'ugly duckling in the lot, birds or photos.

Ranten said...

Beautiful and cold!

Pamela Gordon said...

The swans are so majestic looking. I love the shot of the icicles dripping.

Fun60 said...

I am amazed that the whole of the harbour hasn't frozen over looking at the amount of snow and ice you have there.

rainfield61 said...

That's a beautiful nature creation.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are amazing pictures. The icicles look like Christmas ornaments.

Jack said...

Ooohh, look at that ice!

Jim said...

Very beautiful shots.

Stephanie said...

Splendid shots!

Randy said...

These are three wonderful shots.

Bev said...

Beautiful...love those icicles!

llandudnopictures said...

Perfect camouflage for a snowy owl, makes me shiver just looking at those scenes!

Margie said...

Amazing photos - I've never seen a snow owl, but hope I would have my camera with me if I did. The light is beautiful.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Gorgeous photos, especially the last one (Icicles).

Halcyon said...

Wow! Mother Nature can really create some gorgeous scenes!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow!!! Love these images....each one. And the reflections are superb!!

Rose said...

Beautiful shots, EG.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful reflection!

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