Monday, January 4, 2010

feeding time

The calmer waters on the Burlington Bay side of Lake Ontario are a favourite site for these Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and the Trumpeter and Mute Swans during the winter. Volunteers put out bowls of corn feed which has these Mallards really excited.



The Good Life in Virginia said...

my goodness...they look like they are starving...the swans look so majestic among the mallard madness:)

this is a fab capture.

have a wonderful week.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, wow! they are excited aren't they!! How beautiful they all are! Love the swans! Marvelous capture! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Hope your new year is off to a great start!


Sistertex said...

Wow....look at all the water fowl! Great photos.

JTG (Misalyn) said... many geese,ducks and swans. It's been ages since the last time I saw geese,swans and ducks. Pretty fascinating that they can endure the coldness of the winter.

Thanks for sharing.

VioletSky said...

Virginia: those swans are certainly huge!

Sylvia: this lot must have missed the earlier feeding bucket

Sistertex: and there were hundreds more further out on the lake

Misalyn: it is an oddity that there are far more here in the winter than in the summer

eileeninmd said...

Wow, there are a lot of Mallards and the swans are cool. What a sight to see them all. They must be happy to get the food.

ninja said...

That's a lot of birds, must be hungry during those cold days!

storyteller said...

Oh my gosh ... what a LOT of birds hanging out in your world!
Hugs and blessings,

VioletSky said...

Eileen: they were noisy, too

Koala: they seem to always be searching for food... or resting up for the next course

Storyteller: and yet a small fraction, actually!

Jientje said...

Oh my goodness, so many of them! I think I can hear them. On the other hand, it's hard to imagine, I don't think I've ever seen so many!

Helena said...

Wow! That is an amazing shot! Your photos are really making me miss living on the Great Lakes. :)

VioletSky said...

Jientje: I love ducks, I tend to visit this marina at least a couple times a week just to see them

Helena: this is what makes it worthwhile. I think I prefer a river or small lake when the weather is warm

Lianne said...

on my goodness!!! so many birds in one place at one time!

Regina said...

How amazing!
Great shots.

Von said...

My pigeons are feeling very left out knowing they don't have a fine house like this to live in.

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