the Camera Saga continues at Lambton Woods / October 17, 2019

With my Sony camera in the shop for many weeks, I borrowed a Canon yesterday which produced acceptable shots in the rain from the Guild Inn. After recharging the battery last evening, the Canon started showing an error code which tells me to clean the lens contacts. Five You-tube videos later, I realize that the problem is more serious than this and I have a technician look at it. Now I must have a shop in Vaughn look at it, so today’s photos were taken by a little Lumix “point-and-shoot.” I add a few photos from previous day’s walks.

Park scenes:

Maple Leaves
Canada Geese and Mallards
Hornet’s Nest

Some botany:

Amur Cork-tree (Phellodendron amurense)
Maple-leaved Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, great egret, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, turkey vulture, herring gull, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, European starling, house sparrow, common grackle, northern cardinal, song sparrow.  (21 species)

Great Egret
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male)
Northern Cardinal (female)
Turkey Vulture

This morning’s group:

NATURE POETRY

Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers.      – Stephen Vincent Benét (1898–1943)

Miles Hearn

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