On Autumn Migration

Throwback Thursday travels back 14 years. I had gone down to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario for the sunrise. I don’t remember what the sunrise was like but I did find a small group of juvenile Red Knot on the shoreline. Having hatched a few months previously they were heading south for the first time.

I spent some time with them, after a while they were comfortable enough to feed, bathe, preen and sleep in front of me.

This individual is feeding amongst the rocks on the shoreline.

On Autumn Migration

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Countryside and/or Small Towns

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Countryside and/or Small Towns.

When I first moved to southern Ontario 19 years ago I lived in a small town for 8 years before moving to the countryside.

This is a section of High Street, Southampton, Ontario early on a Saturday morning. I lived a few yards off High Street for around 7 years.

One Word Sunday: Window.

 

The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at sunrise. On the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton. Taken from Dominion Lookout at the bottom of High Street.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.

 

This is a local back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario near where I have lived for 11 years.

A spring back road.

 

An old barn on a back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Evening light on an old barn.

 

A bush section of a local back road on the South Bruce Peninsula on Christmas day a couple of years ago.

Snow covered back road on Christmas day.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

I thought of a few traditions before thinking of one I have photographed over the past 20 years at various locations. The tradition of fireworks on Canada Day.

Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill, Punnichy, Saskatchewan in 1999.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

 

Canada Day fireworks at Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario taken from The Long Dock in 2007.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

 

Canada Day fireworks at Bluewater Park, Wiarton, Ontario from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay in 2018.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.
Canada Day fireworks at Bluewater Park, Wiarton, Ontario.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Tourism.

Despite living in a tourist destination and on a route for tourists heading to northern Ontario or western Canada I was drawing a blank on this challenge. Then I remembered these two photos of the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

Around 12 years ago I was approached by a local tourism organisation about using this photo in one of their guides. As this shot was already being used as a postcard they decided not to use it and asked if I had anything similar.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.

 

A month or so earlier I had been down on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton testing my new Olympus E-410 and the plastic kit lenses it came with. This is the fourth shot taken with the camera and is the one used in the guide.

Friendly Friday: Sunrise.

A Photo a Week Challenge: What’s For Dinner.

My contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: What’s For Dinner.

Fish.

Flying Osprey with flying fish.

 

Apple.

Female Common Blackbird.

 

Poppy seeds.

Eating Poppy seeds.

 

Bugs.

July Squares: Mountain Bluebird.

 

Fish, again.

American White Pelican with fish.

 

Caterpillar.

Eurasian Blue Tit feeding young.