Canadian flag at sunrise.

One from the archives, taken 11 years ago on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

The Canadian flag is at the bottom of High Street in Southampton. It was erected to commemorate the 135th anniversary of Southampton and is 135 feet high. The flag is 50 feet by 25 feet.

I had the tripod set up on the beach to the south shooting a variety of compositions of the backlit flag when a family party of Canada Geese flew north along the shoreline. I waited for them to fly into the frame so I could get a shot of them and the flag.

Canada Geese and a Canadian flag.

Fish for breakfast.

An American Herring Gull eating a dead fish. Or a Herring Gull or a Smithsonian Gull depending on the source you refer to.

Taken last Sunday morning on a visit to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

The status of various Herring Gull subspecies seems to change almost daily. I have photos of the nominate species and two subspecies from the U.K. Or I did when I captioned the photos. One of the subspecies is now classified as a separate species, the Yellow-legged Gull, by some authorities.

The American Herring Gull is classified as a subspecies by the American Ornithologists’ Union. But lots of references give it the scientific name of Larus smithsonianus which means it should be a separate species. Just to confuse things even more, the British Ornithologists’ Union recognise the American Herring Gull as a separate species.

Smithsonian Gull.

Week 30. Wave on wet sand.

Week 30 saw me down at the Lake Huron shoreline at the Long Dock Beach in Southampton, the site of the former Short and Long Docks. The Long Dock once connected Chantry Island to the shoreline.

With sun and blue sky it was much different than my past couple of visits to the area.

The sun was still quite low in the sky providing some texture to the wet sand and wave.

Wave on shoreline.

Week 28. Green on grey.

A florescent green kayak appears out of the fog on Lake Huron.

Saturday morning of week 28 saw me down at the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. The lake was shrouded in fog, I heard and just managed to spot two Common Terns over the water when I spotted the kayak.

This is a colour photo, not manipulated. I was considering it for Monochrome Monday but decided that was cheating so it’s my pick for week 28. A few minutes later the fog had rolled in and the kayak was barely visible.

A splash of green.