Week 16. Sunrise over ice.

Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario at sunrise. Most of the bay is still frozen although you can see some open water at the mouth of the bay.

Strangely, a few hours after the photo was taken I was on the Lake Huron shoreline which was ice free around Southampton, Ontario.

Ice at sunrise.
A frozen Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

A quick snack.

The Daily Post one word prompt is Partake.

An American Robin partaking of a quick snack on the Lake Huron shoreline this morning. I don’t know what it was eating but it ate five in quick succession.

spring feeding.

A grab shot. I had gone down to the lakeshore to checkout the ice conditions only to find this section of Lake Huron ice free.

I keep an old digital camera in the car along with a couple of telephotos from the 1980s. The 300mm I used dates back to the mid 1980s and has suffered over the decades. It has some fungus internally that I keep in check by baking the lens in the oven occasionally.

A few Black-headed Gulls.

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Prolific.

For several years in the 1990s I was part of a small group surveying and recording an inland Gull roost on a reservoir in Cheshire, England. Numbers peaked in the winter although there was birds there every month.

The majority of the birds were Black-headed Gulls. Typical numbers were between 13,000 and 22,000 Black-headed Gulls in the winter.

The photo shows part of the roost in the process of moving to a different section of the reservoir.

Black-headed Gulls on the move.